Being well-prepared for a doctor’s visit will be beneficial to you and your loved one living with dementia.
Keep a symptom diary for your loved one
Maintain an appointment log of your loved one’s medical appointments
This will help you keep track of your loved one’s medical appointments, especially if they have several doctors. Get the most from a doctor’s visit by having a clear objective or by preparing questions.
Each entry into the appointment log records the discussion such as the treatment options recommended and any other notes from your doctor. This will also be helpful when caregiving arrangements are shared among family members, ensuring continuity of care for your loved one.
Plan for the actual trip to the doctor
- A change of clothes
- Mobility aids
- Snacks and water