Many care recipients cr want to stay independent as long as possible the following are tips that may help the cr remain independent

Try: Get help with daily tasks give yourself more time and less hassle by using services that can take care of everyday activities like shopping cooking bill paying and housekeeping you could also ask a friend or relative to help with these tasks also if needed get meals or groceries delivered to your home also consider stocking your freezer with microwave meals use a lawn service to do yard work hire a cleaning service to vacuum dust mop and do laundry use memory aides labels lists notebooks and sticky notes can help you cope with memory loss label drawers to help you find things keep important numbers by the phone post reminders to lock doors or shut windows take safety measures make home safety improvements such as installing grab bars in the bathroom to minimize falls use appliances that have an automatic shut-off feature plan for the future at some point it will become too difficult to live independently make plans now for your future care so your family can honor your wishes take your medications as prescribed taking your alzheimer alzheimer’s meds can help minimize symptoms consider using a pill box to help you organize medications ask the pharmacist or a family member to place pills in the pill box for you write down the times to take your medicine on a calendar plan transportation if it is no longer safe for you to drive there are other ways to get where you need to go ask family and friends for a ride take taxi cabs or other public transportation some communities offer services for seniors and those with special needs stay active continue doing hobbies you enjoy whether it it’s gardening dancing painting volunteering playing sports or card games you will benefit from the mental and social stimulation get support get in touch with family and friends also work with elder resources

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