Finding the right program
Are there any reasons not to like adult daycare?
Some people hear the phrase "daycare" and, associating it with children's daycare, imagine being talked down to and babied. Getting past suspicions and resentment can be a challenge. Run through the many benefits. Suggest a no-strings trial run: "Let's just go once and see what it's like." You could also avoid describing it as "adult daycare" and find terms more palatable to the person you're caring for, such as "a senior club" or "therapy for people with early Alzheimer's disease."
Most participants quickly come to enjoy the new faces and varied activity. Some, however, refuse to participate and may even become belligerent or disruptive; in such cases, they're usually not allowed to return.
How do I find the right adult daycare program for the person in my care?
To sign up, see "A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Adult Daycare if Your Parent Has Alzheimer's".