Find out what's happening at our three New Mexico homes, learn from our Caregiver Tips, and get a glimpse into the rich daily lives of our elders. It's the simple things that make a difference!
This month is National Glaucoma month and we are happy to offer a caregiver tip for those who are mildly or even severely visually impaired. Not only glaucoma can affect vision, but cataracts, head injuries and even age affect vision. Our wonderful caregiver Ivonne understands that if her elder has Alzheimer's there is a possibility he or she may either refuse to wear their glasses, misplace his or her glasses, break his or her glasses, or perhaps glasses don't improve vision at all. Through hard work and training Ivonne understands the concept of cognitive blindness as well. Meaning, the elder has no physiological impairment but due to the dementia cannot "see" what we need them to see (speaking figuratively). She will find projects for the elder that don't require reading rather, Ivonne will find projects where they can use other senses to feel like they're contributing to a project. Folding, stuffing envelopes, or handing over a sheet of paper.
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