Sometimes i hear complaints from members of families, that their loved one is not taking proper care of self. Well …
Recently discovered that i have lost the smell sensor for body odor
(not completely a bad thing, if in public much, LOL).
But when combined with memory problems, can cause complications with self-care.
Now, when i go to bed, on my pillow i see 5×7 pictures reminding me to set out deodorant & teeth supplies, set out early-morning meds, put portable phone on charger, & turn on night-Lights. Before i put my head on the pillow i can carry the 5×7 pictures around to keep my tasks in mind, then set the clamped pictures in the top of my sock drawer before i go to bed. In the morning, when i get my socks, the 5×7 clamped pictures get set on my pillow.
Every person living with dementia symptoms is different in placement of swiss-cheeze holes for mental processing. For me, visual processing is still best way to process information (such as InfoGraphics). So picture of placement for deodorant & toothbrush much more likely to get complete understanding than just words on a list. For someone with low visual processing, another strategy might be better. This information can be found in neuro-psych scores.
With deodorant and toothbrush out on countertop, i am much less likely to forget to use them.
PS: also lost smell sensor for flatulence but … oh well, LOL 😀
Not first smell sensor lost >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2016/10/28/fragrance-craft-and-my-nose/
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