While caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or a dementia-related disease, always remember this: Idle hands are the devil’s toys, especially in the latter stages of the disease.
Redirection through touch is something caregivers need to learn. Place a photo album, playing cards, magazines, in front of them—anything to keep them entertained. Keep their confused minds as absorbed as possible—before they attempt to do it themselves. This will lower the risk of them getting hurt when they enter the moderate to late stages of this disease.