Further, it may be fair to suggest that as life has become more and more busy, people continue to become more socially isolated
It seems that Alzheimer's is a devastating illness and that those who have it can never again enjoy life. But in the books of several experts on the disease, however, a somewhat different picture emerges.
Life is short, yet we spend an awful lot of it in angst about our past, present and future. We push ourselves to keep working and producing when we just need a little break -- a nap, a beach day, a walk.
Alzheimer's caregiving and pride don't mix! To avoid embarrassing the person or, even worse, to avoid a major argument, try agreeing with whatever they say, even if it's wrong. It takes some time to master this approach, but it is usually successful.
But we aren't sure that shunning our smartphones is the answer -- perhaps we just need to reframe the purpose of our use