My MIL is very sweet but has ALZ which seems to be progressing quickly; she is becoming more frantic recently calling many times per day, asking what to do, saying she doesn't know where she is, she wants to go home, etc. Has lost the ability to read and strings together strange sets of words most of the time (word salad).
What non-reading things can we do to her environment (room in very nice ALF) to reassure her that she is home, she is safe, that we know where she is, haven't abandoned her (if we have been gone 3 minutes we were never there). I'd hang a sign in her room but she can't read anymore. Can't work the TV anymore, etc. Staff are good but cannot be with her constantly.