There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
WE LOVE HIM BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US
1 John 4: 9-10

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

101 Ways To Spend Time With A Person With Alzheimers

Hi, How is everyone?
It has been way over a year since I started posting these so I am going to finish today. They are from www.alz.org/livingwithalzheimers.
The Razorback Basketball game is about to start so I going to watch it also. WPS means Woooo pig Sooooie!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If any of you are my Facebook friends you might wonder why I put that up a lot. Well on game day we say WPS!!!! Now you know I am a Hog Fan .
82.Cut out pictures from magazines
83. Put coins in a jar. My dad did this . We had lots of jars of coins. I gave most away for Christmas presents to kids and grand kids . They love checking to see if any of the coins are worth a lot of money.
84. Put bird seed out for the birds. Then your love on can watch the birds .
85. Decorate a pumpkin
86. Reminisce about your favorite summer
87. Roll yarn into a ball
88. Trace and cut out autumn leaves
89.Cook a favorite family recipe together.
90. Gather a yellow sponge , crayons, paper and tape and make a SpongeBob SquarePants. LOL!!!  This one is funny.
91. Wash Silverware. Keeping your love one busy is a good thing.Give them chores to do as long as they will do them.  Mom just wanted to sit and watch TV . She would keep getting in and out of her purse. I put lots of dollar bills in there for her to count . She always wanted to make sure she had money in her billfold. I also gave her a bowl of cereal . She would eat on it all day. Not just one but many . It was something to do. I made her a activity quilt . You can buy them but they are expensive. I put buttons and zippers and different kinds of fabric on a pillow case. She would study and play with it some. In the last stages she did nothing but stare ahead but earlier these things kept here happy.
92. (ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ) Give him or her a hug. I miss that I did not do that enough. Stop working , Stop care giving and just give them a hug.
93. Ask the person to show you how to knit or sew or another favorite hobby. Mom made quilts. They were so pretty.
94. Make a picture frame out of Popsicle sticks and glitter
95. Play a musical instrument. Mom played the organ. I still have here old organ. I wish I could play
96. Keep a journal together. My sis started writing down stuff mom said . Funny stuff, old memories and stuff that made no sense. It is nice to look back at them .
97. Ask the person to talk about his or her favorite sports hero. If that is there thing. LOL!!!
98. Sort playing cards.
99. Ask the person about his or her favorite pet
100. Wash windows together
101. Ask the person about his or her first car. Mom never drove. But her and dads first home was an old school bus. She had some stories about that. Very interesting.
 I am finished. Love you guys. Remember Just Pray.

4 comments:

  1. My husband goes to the Senior Center one day a week with his friend who also has Alzheimer's. Neither gentleman can tell me what they do there, but I do know that it's more than just watching TV which he does at home. I am grateful he loves watching TV.

    Thank you, Karen for letting me post my interview of you today. God bless!

    Hugs and prayers,
    Carol

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  2. Your interview is at
    http://plantcityladyandfriends.blogspot.com/2014/01/interview-of-karen-caregiver-for-her-mom.html
    Thanks for being willing to do this, Karen! Love you!

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  3. Thank you Carol . It was a great Honor .

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  4. So glad you husband goes to the center. So good for him and you.

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