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Caregiving tips and hacks illustration. Make everyday reminders. Place post-it notes around the house in easy-to-spot places as reminders for your loved one

A great way to help your loved one remember everyday health and hygiene chores, as well as appointments, is to write down daily reminders on sticky notes. Place them in well-trafficked areas of the home and where they’re easy to spot, such as the bathroom mirror or on the refrigerator. The reminders can help your loved one feel more independent.

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