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What are some daily reminders we can write out for mid functioning Alzheimer's patient?

I mean: take meds, brush teeth, lock doors, etc.....


Anything else you can think of?

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Found a free internet reminder system at alzcom website. The setup isn't real hard and the reminders are very difficult to ignore. It works real well here.
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Use an icon like a toothbrush/toothpaste/water bottle instead of the word. Their brains can't process the word.
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My parents could never remember to take meds or give my mother her insulin before meals, so I found an alarm clock on Amazon that you can set for several times a day, and record your voice to remind them: "Good morning! Time for morning meds now!" Or "It's almost lunchtime so be sure to do Mom's insulin injection." It worked for awhile. I can't remember the brand name. Look on Amazon! As Dad's dementia worsened, he would ignore all written white boards and taped-up notes. But we still posted dates and reminders, just because we hoped he would read them now and then.
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My dad just threw the notes and reminders away. they didn't help at all
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Alz.org sells an electric pill dispenser with an alarm that goes off when it's time to take meds. The pills are dispensed at the time you program for the person to take them. It's $75 and wonderful. Also, there's a clock that tells the time, day of week, and date, which helps a lot. I have that hanging in my mom 's room in the nursing home. Very helpful for her. It amazes me that no one else brought their parent a clock...
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All good ideas ;we got 2dry erase board s 1for kitchen it has day yr month
Also morning to do's and afternoon evening to do's. Like medicine breakfast time where to go what to do.DAY/NIGHT AFTERNOON we have walk get mail pm meds time snack teeth /bed..the other is bathroom on it is an every day list teeth/ rinse mouth /water .wash face .3days a wk we shower ./if not shower then wash private areas ,new undies personal,deodorant,clothes,hair,pick up dirty,and then make bed ,put on hear aides.
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I used to leave a note pad with the day date phone numbers. Make sure appliances are shut off after use. Make sure to clean dentures, put eyeglasses in an obvious place, eating times could be posted ... I ordered Alert 1 emergency system. It's great and not expensive.
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I have a magnetic tablet on our refrigerator where I can write and re-write today's date, yr. I change it daily so he knows the date, and what day of the week it is. Writing instructions for the way the garage door works also is helpful, and always have a dead bolt with a key only you have access to. I lock our outside utility box and gate with locks and keys only I know where they are. Just think 2 year-old living in your house now, and act accordingly...
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I don't think you can rely on notes with an alz person. It might help with milder dementia but with my Dad post its and notes soon just become background and go unnoticed. He can still follow a grocery list pretty well but notes about his meds soon go unheeded. We can leave maybe one big reminder a day on the kitchen table such as DOCTOR APPOINTMENT TODAY AT 2 but you have to remove it or he would go to the doctor every day.
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What is it he/she is forgetting to do? Start there. For example, if he/she is forgetting to eat lunch you may want to make a sandwich and then leave a note reminding her about the where the sandwich is. To keep him or her from getting bored during the day leave things of interest around that they can read or hold or easily do.
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....we love you....
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At mid-stage, is this person living alone or without a caregiver during the day if a spouse is working?
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Picture on doors, mirrors, toilet door, above bed. Wherever he/ she mobilises during day. Can also use large statements/ phrases if not too complex. Can try putting time next to picture. They may still need reminding
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