• February 9, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    My mom was diagnosed with alz 6 months ago I am her cartaker can anyone give hints on what to do and how to deal with sundown and she also repeats herself I try not to get annoyed most of the time I am calm.but sometimes it gets to me and she refuses to be taking care of by anyone else my sister tries to take her to her house so i can get a break but sometimes she refuses to go.and if i do get a break she repeatly askes for me. any ideas comments will be great.

  • February 10, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Hello and Welcome rosa…Here are some sundowning tips…
    Here are some guild lines to go by when possible….
    The 10 Absolutes

    Never ARGUE, instead AGREE

    Never REASON, instead DIVERT

    Never SHAME, instead DISTRACT

    Never LECTURE, instead REASSURE

    Never say REMEMBER, instead REMINISCE

    Never say I TOLD YOU, instead REPEAT

    Never say YOU CAN’T, instead say DO WHAT YOU CAN

    Never COMMAND, or DEMAND, instead ASK or MODEL


    Never FORCE, instead REINFORCE
    Hang in there .Have any questions just ask. HUGS Marcus