I am caring for my mother who has Alzheimer's. She has lost so much short term memory that she asks the same questions over and over again. I used to get so tense - torn between wanting to be polite and wanting to scream! One thing that has helped is a simplified recorder designed specifically for this purpose. It has only one big button. I leave a message like "You have had breakfast today" or, "You have taken all of your medication", and she plays it many times an hour. What are some other ways to deal with the frustration of repetitive questions?
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