I have just recently moved in with my grandma who is diagnosed with dementia. She has been a dog owner all her life, usually multiple large breeds at once. She now has one dog and I have my own. I have established a boundary with her that I feed my own dog in his own room with his own food so that she doesn't feel responsible for him. But with her own dog, she constantly asks if she fed him today yet. Before I have been here helping, she had been feeding the dog repeatedly throughout the day. Poor thing is obese now. I can't even count how many times she asks this throughout the day. I am patient though and I always tell her yes, and now I also tell her what time we fed him and have her look at the clock to see the current time. We already feed the dog at the same time each day, but I want to come up with some sort of system where she can see something as a reminder that he has been fed. I thought of simply rinsing the dish and putting it upside down to dry, but I feel like that is not obvious enough for her. Any suggestions?
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