1. Q&A: Looking after yourself as a carer - Friday 25 January, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of that person will often come before your own, and this can mean that you don't always look after yourself.

    However, it's important for both you and the person you care for. But how do you do that properly?

    Our next expert Q&A will be on looking after yourself as a carer. It will be hosted by Angelo from our Knowledge Services team, who focuses on wellbeing. He'll be answering your questions on Friday 25 January between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

Obsessed by puzzles

Discussion in 'Books, film and music' started by Pierwalker, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Pierwalker

    Pierwalker Registered User

    Apr 1, 2017
    9
    My wife who is now in her fifth year since diagnosis was initially reluctant to take up any sort of puzzle book to exercise her brain. Now I cannot get her away from them, which is good in one way, but is at the expense of any other home-based activity. She will sit doing them happily for hours on end. She cannot follow TV and in spite of having bought half a dozen paperback novels to try, they have not captured her interest either. I have recently purchased The Memory Activity Book to also try, but are there any other successes out there that have stimulated wider reading or watching activities?
     
  2. Jessbow

    Jessbow Registered User

    Could she do puzzles on a laptop if you set it up?
     
  3. MrCanuck

    MrCanuck Registered User

    Jun 9, 2016
    38
    Ontario, Canada
    I can understand you wanting to diversify your wife's activities, but I found when you have something that's working well you stick with it for as long as you can. If its keeping your wife happy then enjoy it while you can.
     
  4. safray

    safray Registered User

    Feb 2, 2017
    27
    My family has bought their dad, grandfather,jigsaw puzzles, an Ipad & others but I cannot persuade my husband to get involved. He would rather doze in front of the TV. I am very tired trying to encourage him. I cook, he enjoys his meals, he does not enjoy changing his clothes,, difficult to persuade him to shower sometimes, other days he enjoys a shower.
     
  5. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    10,939
    Female
    London
    What does it matter whether she does anything else? She has found something occupying her mind that she loves. My OH used to sit happily for hours sorting playing cards into a random system only he was privy to - it was great.
     
  6. Pierwalker

    Pierwalker Registered User

    Apr 1, 2017
    9
    Good advice, thank you.
     
  7. Pierwalker

    Pierwalker Registered User

    Apr 1, 2017
    9
    Quite right I guess, an adjustment that I need to make. Thanks.
     

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