Caring for a patient with Alzheimer's can be frustrating at best. Post-it shared strategies on how caregivers have used Post-it notes to help as reminders for the patient on their blog. We thought these were excellent and wanted to share their post.
One of the caregivers we spoke with told us how Post-it® Notes help her make sure her husband has completed a list of tasks for the day. Since he is still able to stay at home by himself and do lots of things independently, she wants to make sure he gets through his twice daily routine – doing things like feeding the dog and taking his medication. To make sure he remembers, she puts four Post-it® Super Sticky Notes on the refrigerator, two of one color that say, “Take medication,” and two of another color that say, “Feed the dog.” Since both tasks are done in the morning and afternoon, he simply has to look at the refrigerator, take down each Post-it® Note, and do the task that’s written on it. Because there are only four notes, he’ll notice and remove them without getting confused or overwhelmed, and, because he’s removed them, he and his caregiver can be sure that he’s already done each task and won’t repeat it by mistake.
Need more information about providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s? Visit the Alzheimer's Association Caregivers Center online at www.alz.org/care, or by phone at the 24/7 Hotline: 800-272-3900