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Difficulty With Familiar Tasks And Alzheimer's

Posted on May 04, 2018

Remembering and carrying out everyday tasks becomes more difficult with Alzheimer's. Our loved ones may forget familiar routines and struggle to find things, remember pin numbers, or recall names.

On myALZteam, the social network and online support group for friends and family caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Difficulties with familiar tasks are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about struggling with familiar tasks:

Mom forgot her PIN number. Now, dad realizes she can't shop alone.

A member writes about her dad's difficulty shaving and brushing his teeth.

My dad is having trouble using the bathroom and won't wear depends.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about difficulties with familiar tasks:

What is going on in my dad's mind? What can he understand and feel?

Any suggestions to assist with eating utensils?

Any ideas to help curb frequent trips to the mailbox?

My mom is asking to do errands, but we don't need any done. Is it a good idea to take her out?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myALZteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myALZteam Member said:

Since a child, I have always preferred eating ice cream with a fork.

posted 18 days ago

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