So that can allow time for caregiver a little break while home?
What activities do you do to keep the person engaged in their day in some more independent activities but also how to schedule in little caregiver independent time at home that will allow caregiver to do an at home workout or study for a block or couple blocks of time, spend time with partner. This sounds ambitious I know, but I am trying to be more organized in keeping to a schedule or creating one for mom..I know it is important. I am needing some ideas in creating a schedule like activities to include. I can also combine some day program time ( say, 4 hours/ day). I would like to try to create a schedule and am wondering what other caregivers do. Mom can't really be left alone too long at home, but if she is in another room or nearby is okay. What kind of activities do people use...audiobooks? Art projects? Resources you have liked? Thank you for the activity suggestions!! :) Right now my mom enjoys watching TV about 30 min ( the same series) coloring a picture, going to coffee, painting a little, reading newspaper headlines, looking at ads, looking at photos of family, lifting weights ( any good youtube videos of basic arm weight workouts that are simple?) She can't really read much or write anymore, can't understand games or crosswords. I may take her to a gym or senior center for a gym class.. there is a good gym in town with senior fit classes and I heard some folks with dementia attend. My goal is to make a schedule and stick to it. It is also hard for me to have days without a definite schedule, myself. Mom does need help with food cooking and bathing, dressing, grooming, bathroom occasionally. Thank you!! :) I will also post another sort of related question in caregiver burnout of ideas of what a caregiver can do at home, to relax...be centered, maintain friendships, while caregiving from home. I have never been a stay at home mom or been home so much....just need to stay balanced and find time for self care more and time for some blocks of time for me. Thank you for your suggestions.