Suggestions on dealing with Alzheimers and repetitive phrases?


Macular degenerative disease = "clean my glasses" 5000 times a day, or since she has blurred vision in her left eye she will swtich to "itch pill" 5000 times a day, and it used to be "jello" all day long. Any suggestions on how to deal with or deter the repetitiveness? I just sit with Mom, reassure her, put her eye drops in and give her projects to do and try to change the subject or put a kids movie on to soothe her nerves. I don't want her sedated 25/7. I want her to be alert and awake and aware of what's going on around her.

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
Find Care & Housing


Unfortunately, there isn't likely much more you can do. You sound like a caring person trying to do the right thing. Is there any chance you can get someone to sit with your mom more often so you can get out? Sometimes a break makes it easier to go back into the trenches and listen to the repetitive phrases. Your mom can't help it, and you know that. But you are human. I hope you can get a little relief now and then.
Take care,
Helpful Answer (0)

Thank you Carol Bradley Bursack for your support and advice! Hugs!!!
Helpful Answer (0)

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.