Remembering what to do, when, and how

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Life at home – Remembering what to do, when, and how

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Life at home – Remembering what to do, when, and how

When my friend goes away for a couple of days… we make out a list, a pre-preparation list of tasks. Things like making sure that our dog is booked in the doggy care, making sure that there is enough food in the fridge for me, like ready meals, making sure these are nice, contingency plans, phone numbers, things like that. (Listen to Jacqui Bingham’s Dementia Diary here).

Get into the habit of stopping to think, to assemble the sequence of what you are about to do in your head.

I use the bathroom cabinet to put toothpaste, shaving foam etc in a certain order.  If I start from the top, in the order of things I need, I tend to avoid brushing my teeth with shaving foam!

I now struggle to remember which way to turn a spanner to fix my bike, but a simple diagram on the wall of my bike shed is a great way to remember.

Put renewal dates for items in your online calendar, so that your devices can give you reminders to renew.

Use the voice recorder on your phone to dictate, if typing is not practical or possible.

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