Tips for people with dementia
Use memory aids to help with your short-term memory: lists, notebooks, diaries and calendars. Electronic devices such as smart
phones can help with prospective memory if you set alarms to remind yourself to do things at certain times. Write notes and leave
them where you will see them at the right time (e.g. place a note at the front door for when you are leaving the house — have you
got your keys, phone and wallet?). Have a routine for things so you don’t have to rely on your memory as much. Program important
phone numbers into your phone.
Having difficulties with short-term memory means that it is easier to lose track of what day and time it is. Put clocks in every room. Have a calendar in a prominent place, make a note of the day, date and month in the morning, mark off the day each evening; make this part of your routine