Some medical conditions are more prevalent in the retail space. Your staff should understand these conditions and have the knowledge to properly help not only the ailment itself, but the behaviors that accompany it.
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Physical signs and Interacting
Difficulty with Familiar Tasks
Patients may struggle with or recount their money several times. It may take them several tries to open a door or answer when their name is called.
Patients may count their money/change several times, triple check their lists, or recount the items in their bag a few times. They may make statements like “I just want to make sure you…”
Taking Shorter Steps and Decreased Fine Motor Skills
Patients may move slower in unfamiliar spaces and are hesitant to pick up jars or magazines from counters on their own.
Getting Lost and Wandering
Patients may be easily “turned around” in even small spaces (they lose track of the entrances/exits). They may wander from your station and roam around the room.
Poor Grooming, Hygiene and Dressing Habits
It’s so easy to judge people on this, DON’T. Maybe they can’t hold a toothbrush or comb anymore, or forgot to that morning, and can’t admit it to themselves yet. WE ALL HAVE A BATTLE GOING ON.
Other Alzheimer’s signs
Confusion (especially at night), inability to recognize common objects, agitation and jumbled speech (NO they are not drunk).