Hello there, Careblazer. Today I want to talk about a topic I recently discussed in one of my question and answer sessions. This came from a member of my care course who is caring for her mom with Alzheimer’s disease.
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She asked :
“I don't know how much to "push" her to do things that I think she's still able to do. I want to keep her mind and body engaged, with activity and exercise. She's lost so much strength lately and has such a hard time standing up - but she gets very resistant to doing things that are good for her cuz they are "hard" or not easy.”
This is such a good question and I want to share some of my response to her with all of you because I suspect there are many of you in a situation where you think your loved one is capable of doing more and want to keep them as active as possible to keep their strength.
Before I dive into that, I just want to say...