Q. My husband has Alzheimer's and although I try to do everything I can to take care of him, he spends a lot of time staring at the television. I don't think that is very good for him but I don't know what to do to stimulate his mind. Do you have any suggestions?
You are right to be concerned about your husband's mental stimulation, but another concern is your well-being. You need a break, too.
I would suggest adult day care. Adult day care centers are designed to provide care and companionship for seniors who need assistance or supervision during the day. The program offers relief to family members or caregivers and allows them the freedom to go to work, handle personal business or just relax while knowing their relative is well cared for and safe.