Improving the Memory of People Living with Alzheimer's Disease

@srjac0902 (1170)
Italy
December 8, 2011 2:46pm CST
The people who are advanced in age need to help themselves. One of the symptoms though not in all is loss of memory specially in those who are affected by Alzheimer's Disease. One should always keep a pencil and a paper in his pocket. He must writedown some important information, Phone numbers, name, address and the route to reach home. It is useful to attach a lable on the cupboard writing the list of the content stored in it. Sometimes he has to make friendship with his neighbors and ask them to remind him to take his meals and medicines. It is better to keep a calander and mark it daily to know the date.It is of great use to keep the photos of himself and of those who belong to his family.
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4 responses
• United States
8 Dec 11
That would only work with someone who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. My husband's grandmother has this disease & it's advanced. She no longer recognizes any of us, but of course is always happy to receive visitors at the nursing home where she lives. Her husband is almost quite old so he could no longer take care of her, but he visits her every single day. It's very sad to see what this disease does to a person, how it's takes away almost all of their memories leaving them very confused most of the time. It's also painful for the family members as well, because although my husband's grandmother is still living she looks at him & the rest of the family as if they are all strangers to her.
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
9 Dec 11
Like I have said, there have to be a technologies that help the people having those desease. Usually, this kind of technologies got born from the people who live with it.Whether theirself or the people arround them. The tools that record whatever they have doing, like seeing, speaking, hearing together in one devices. It will help to remind them.
@GemmaR (8527)
9 Dec 11
I think that we should all do more things to try to improve our own memory whether we've actually been diagnosed with anything or not. It has been shown that if we do things to keep our minds busy, we're much more likely to be able to keep our brain healthy in old age than if we don't. Things such as crosswords or other puzzles once each day can be incredibly helpful and, seeing as you can find these in most magazines and newspapers, there's no excuse not to take these steps to try and improve your own mental health.
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
9 Dec 11
That a good advices, but the problems is how if they forget that they bring a pencil n a book? How if they forget about what they have wrote? There have to be a technology that help this kind of desease. Like something that record everything that they have speak and watched.This device have to be small so that can be brought to anywhere and have to be cheap so that can be bought by every level of life.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
8 Dec 11
Thats good advice, I went through an alzheimers journey with my mother , it is not an easy thing to cope with, the people and the carers need as much help as possible.