During the first year the first thing that we had to address was the asking of same questions over and over. Patience could go so far and it would sometimes overcome us. We started writing out answers on a piece of paper. He would ask we would say just read the paper. We next purchased a laminator so we could put signs up with the answers of his most asked questions. This also helped greatly with times he was alone. We would strategically place them around the house. Put one by the front window with times we would be back from work, our phone numbers by the phone, the dogs feeding schedule by the dogs bowl, a hand drawn map of the neighborhood, one in the bathroom about where he was living etc… Again, he was still pretty good socially at this point and would be happy staying home with the dog relaxing. I would come home answer the same questions about what I did for a living and where I worked. I was determined to get him into shape so I would even send him to the store for something almost everyday with a simple map to and from. He would be more than happy to help rake leaves, mow lawn or shovel snow and after the first year his weight and diabetes were in check. For years our house and car were full of laminated signs and as time would pass we had to make bigger signs until it got to the point where stopping and looking at signs, no matter how big they were, no longer registered with him anymore.