1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

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Things to do with Mom who has dimentia

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by Arlene, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Arlene

    Arlene Registered User

    Nov 29, 2015
    1
    California USA
    My Mom is in assisted living. I come from Mexico 4 months of the year to spend time with her in her assisted living facility. She is now experiencing difficulty listening/following my reading to her, and also difficulty speaking....losing words or her train of thought. She is wheelchair bound, and often sleepy. She also has lost interest with everything including TV, any activities that the assisted living provides, or other people. She sits at dinner with people, smiling when they smile, but mostly not interacting. I am here for two months now, and want to make her life better in any way I can but am having difficulty thinking of ways.....we go for walks when the weather is good enough, and I play piano and we sing....any other ideas? Also, how do you deal with the sadness of watching this process?
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,212
    Merseyside
  3. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,536
    Female
    South coast
    What about giving her a hand massage and painting her nails?
     

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