Grocery stores and markets are important places for everyone. But it can be hard for loved ones with dementia to handle some situations in these places.
Click on the blue circle with the star to learn about where you might see early signs of dementia in this space.
Too many options can be overwhelming
It can be hard for people with dementia or memory problems to make decisions with many choices.
Tip: Make grocery lists using photos. If you notice someone struggling to make a choice, show them two options to pick from.
Trouble with tasks that require eyesight
For people with memory problems going to the grocery store can be stressful. It may be hard for them to read a grocery list while in a crowded and loud environment.
Tip: Try printing out pictures of items to include in the list. Or make going to the grocery store a task you do together.
Changes in mood or personality / pulling away from work or time with friends and family
People with memory problems or dementia may feel scared when people approach them. It may become hard for them talk to people.
Tip: If you notice this with someone you are speaking with, try reminding them that you are there as a friend.