We all have a Routine in life, whether it’s for your week day mornings, fitness regime or even dinnertime. Having a structure in life keeps us in control and motivated to get things done and achieve more. However routine is also considered as being comforting, as we tend to stick to what we know, so when something breaks our schedule we can feel a little lost.
We all know that when we go on holiday, at first the thought of waking up whenever you choose and having no agenda to follow seems luxurious. However after a week or so you start to miss the feeling of structure to your day and the sensation of accomplishment at the end of the day.
Now if your loved one has dementia you may be aware of the heightened need for a routine when it comes to day to day life. Those with dementia find great comfort in following the same pattern each day and if anything disturbs this, they become worried and or distressed.
It is impossible to keep everyday the exact same when caring for a loved one with dementia but Nudgu does allow you to reinforce a routine into their lives when you aren’t their. By setting Nudgu reminders for when to take their medication, have dinner or even to shower, you allow them to keep a routine without having to rely on themselves to remember.
By creating this routine, each day with dementia seems a lot less scary, as your loved one is comforted by knowing what the day in tails.
We all need a routine in our life, so why should someone with dementia be the exception?