What was it like caring for a parent with Alzheimer's disease? by Connie b. Dellobuono

Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:

You need energy, patience and compassion. During early stage, they may be aggressive and during the last stage, they do not move much and are to heavy to move with their dead weight (when feeding, putting them to bed, changing their diapers, bathing them and moving them from wheelchairs to bed or chair). Find what they love to do most. Some of them would dance upon hearing their favorite music. Some of them wanted to spend more time in the gardens or watching people pass by as they sit by the window. Some wanted to sleep more, last stage of AD. They still love to eat good food, do serve whole foods. You might be feeding them when they cannot feed themselves.

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