A theoretical framework for every day life and for the use of utilities is presented. The concept of utilities is widened to include things that patients themselves create or use as if they were utilities. In this challenging perspective utilities are discussed in everyday life practice for two women suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. In spite of their cognitive handicap both women struggle to maintain daily life and they use utilities in overcoming their problems. Nursing practice and possibilities for developing the field of dementia care are also taken into consideration. Futhermore this article can be seen as a contribution to deal with patients’ resources.