A caregiver at an alzheimer’s unit gave me her opinion. Before I share her opinion I need to say she has been working with the memory impaired for over 30 years.
If they ask “What day is today?” . . . . . She asks them back – “what day do you think it is?” and she helps figure out a method to help them find it on their own.
The proof is in the pudding, she says.
I don’t let them go away without a good natured fight. I don’t give up. She said the Nuns fought it and so will her patients.