Whilst this book is about a serious subject, it is amusing in places although for some it may be too close to home to be amusing. The way Elizabeth is thinking seems very structured, ultimately you realise she is an unreliable narrator and there is things she is forgetting and confusing. She is confusing her friend Elizabeth with her sister house g missing during her childhood. Her search for the woman / women she is missing shows how capable she is yet, misguided.
An enjoyable read regardless of interest in dementia.
Elizabeth is Missing – Books by the Windowhttps://booksbythewindow.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/elizabeth-is-missing/
I have not read this book.
Have a daily newspaper delivered as a reminder of the date.
Label cupboards and doors.
Use alarms on phone or watch to provide prompts.
Keep useful phone numbers by phone.
Any personal contacts on it should be aware of the dementia so they know how to handle a conversation from the person with dementia who may be confused.
Keep keys in obvious place like large bowl.
As people work longer and people can work with dementia, it may just be that to support them adjustments are made in the workplace; below are examples of possible adjustments.
- Install sound proof or visual to minimise disruption.
- Clear signage to help navigate round Work place.
- Flexible working to accommodate symptoms / side effects.
- Allocate a mentor if dementia causing reduced self confidence or uncertainty.
- Hold regular meetings to ensure the person with dementia’s needs are being met.
- Ensure person with dementia are aware of support available for example trade unions, occupational health, phone lines available through health schemes and counselling services.
- Train staff on dementia awareness whilst ensuring employee’s confidentiality maintained.
An example of solution to a possible problem:
Where there is a shiny floor they maybe scared to step on it; thinking it is water. You can show it is safe by walking on it, in front of them.