Do they need all those sweaters? Alzheimer's Keeps It Simple

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Do they need all those sweaters? Alzheimer's Keeps It Simple

Observe. Reduce. Simplify. Do they need the 20 sweaters they have accumalated over the years stacked in the cabinet? How do you find stuff they hide when there are so many places to put things? Observe what they use each day, each week, and gradually reduce. If they ask about something in particular, put it back. Remember, it's key to observe what they DO use and WANT. If you just take stuff away willy-nilly, they'll feel like someone is stealing, they are losing things, etc. The key is to kind a comfortable, manageable level of clutter. I find very very simple is easiest. I put out one set of clothes, I know it's clean. I know it gets changed. He is unconcerned. Alzheimer's requires simplification.

   

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