I am very pleased to update everyone about our most recent locations for the Puzzle Time Program.
In the United States we have the Puzzle Time Chapters in: Massachusetts, New York, Florida and California.
International Puzzle Time chapters: China, Russia, South Africa, Philippines, Greece, Spain, Columbia, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, Israel and India.
Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to set up a Puzzle Time chapter in your city, state or country.
Kid Caregivers is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which supports and empowers children who are acting as caregivers. Our mission is to help young people cope and to enliven the lives of adults living with Alzheimer's disease. We offer intergenerational Puzzle Time programs and training to enhance eldercare globally. We encourage young people to use their skills to benefit the dementia community.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Puzzle Time Program Update
We are expanding the program to Oregon, Florida, Massachusetts, Brazil and South Africa! If you would like to have a Puzzle Time Program chapter in your state, or country please contact me at Kidcaregivers@gmail.com. I will help you set it up!
Picking and Choosing Your Battles
My mom and dad told me that when I was little, they used to pick their battles with me. It is not smart to argue about small things. I think the same advice could be used with an Alzheimer's patient. The last time I visited grandma, she REFUSED to wear her winter coat. It was really chilly outside.(38 F) I solved the problem by using Grandma's coat as a blanket. It still kept her warm, and we were still able to take her outside!
1. Think of a different way to solve the problem.
2. Try to find out WHY your family member does not want to do something.
In our case, Grandma was in pain. She had shingles a year and a half ago, and still has nerve pain, on and off. Wearing a coat on her back sometimes hurts her. She did not tell us about the pain, but we figured it out. Remember, your loved one, cannot always tell you what is wrong, you need to figure it out.
3. If your loved one is not in danger, give in. One time, grandma wanted to wear her nightgown outside in the summer. She thought it was a pretty dress. We let her do it. It was warm outside, her body was covered, and she was safe. Who cares if it looked SILLY, grandma was happy!
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