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Self Help Guidelines for Caretakers Working With Individuals with Cognitive Impairment/ Alzheimer's/Dementia 

Personal Care

  • Sponge Bath/Bed Bath

  • Toenail Care

  • Skin Care

  • Monitor for Bed/Pressure Sores

  • Dressing Assistance

  • Medication Reminders

  • Prepare Meals and Snacks

  • Encourage Fluid Intake

  • Purchasing Vitamins

  • Purchasing Nutritional Supplements- Ensure/Glucerna Shakes, Pedialyte, Etc.

  • Meal Planning

Companionship

  • Emotional Support

  • Providing Transportation- Scenic Drives

  • Coordinating Outings In The Community- Musicals, Shows, Zoo, Arboretum, Etc.

  • Accompanying To Appointments

  • Reading Aloud

  • Playing Games

  • Watching Videos

Nutrition

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