Keeping the Mind Busy

In the world of Dementia there is a fine line between keeping the mind busy and keeping the loved one occupied. It would seem busy work might stimulate the senses over and over without a memory to keep track of passing time.

Yard Rules

In Mom’s yard things “precede” mowing. Things like, cleaning up after the dogs (I figure rain is coming! Won’t that clean up after the dogs?) Sticks need picked up and placed in yard waste containers. (I drive a 42” ZTR mower. The owner’s manual clearly states: “…the blades can handle small sticks, bark, and twigs…”. I trust the owner’s manual). It used to take me 2 and a half hours to mow 2 full acres of long grass. In town, at Mom’s house, I should be able to knock the top off the grass (honestly, we just mowed it last Friday!!!) in about 45 minutes.