Six of my most important tips for dealing with an Alzheimer’s patient during a hurricane.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer’s Reading Room
I took care of my mom, Dotty, for eight and a half years, 3,112 days. My mom lived with Alzheimer’s disease.
We survived 2 hurricanes together including monster hurricane Wilma. A category 3 hurricane when it reached our home in Delray Beach, Florida.
Here are 6 of my most important tips for dealing with an Alzheimer’s patient during a hurricane.
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#1 It’s Not Their Fault
My mom acted downright “nutty” during the hurricane. She did exactly the opposite of what you or I would do during a hurricane. I had problems getting her to stay in a safe place. She constantly wandered over to the windows to see what was going on.
The noise from the hurricane sounded like a truck roaring by while you are…