How to Evaluate Progress?
Just how does the care giver evaluate the care givee's progress up or down? There seems to be 2 functions here; SW's declinig abilities and my increased coping abilities. Net result looks like a straight horzontal line. Of course there will be deteorization but how can it be quantified? As in reporting to the Doc.
Fomerly when questioned, "How is SW doing?" I've said about 95% but lately have changed that to, "She's in the right league but the wrong ball park." This doesn't do it for the Doc.
I have Googled 'guideline for evaluating alzheimers progress' and am wading thru that morass of excess information searching for an article that gets to the heart of the matter, sticks to the point and doesn't present 3 pages of introductory remarks. I don't need background...... perhaps a different search term? but that was a 1st shot.