• Ways to Ease the Search for Assisted Living

    If you have an elderly parent that’s starting to have trouble living on his or her own, then you should bring up assisted living. The idea is to start having conversations about it with your loved one before there is a crisis. Now some of the signs that the conversation...

  • Gardening for seniors with dementia

    Benefits of Gardening for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

    Therapeutic gardens are designed in assisted living facilities to increase sensory stimulation dealing with Alzheimer’s care or dementia patients. These gardens allow the residents to access the gardens on a daily basis. They provide reflection opportunities, exercise and the enjoyment of nature up close. In addition, although the dementia and...

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    Alternative Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

    Complementary and alternative therapy Alzheimer's covers a wide range of therapies, including options like music therapy, aromatherapy, and herbal medicine. While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, symptoms can often be reduced using one or more therapies designed to improve a patient’s quality of life. Some of these therapies...

  • Aromatherapy for Alzheimer's

    Aromatherapy for Alzheimer’s

    Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to enhance physical and psychological health. Recent studies have shown that the use of aromatherapy on patients with Alzheimer’s disease can improve cognitive function without any negative side effects. Natural essential oils have been used for centuries as relief for anxiety, depression,...

  • Doll Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

    Doll therapy has been proven beneficial for many individuals suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Humans have a natural instinct to nurture, and therapy dolls provide a soothing outlet designed to ease anxiety and bring joy to patients with cognitive impairments. An estimated 60 to 90% of patients...

  • Visual Stimulation for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    Vision is one of the most important senses, allowing us to gain a plethora of information using only our eyes. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can have a significant impact on the visual processing system. While Alzheimer’s is particularly known to have devastating effects on an individual’s cognition and...

  • New Way to Repair DNA May Cure Alzheimer’s

    No one knows the exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease, but researchers do know that genes are somehow involved. Genes are considered the blueprint for life, because they instruct each of the cells in your body what to do and when to do it. Human genes lie in long strands of...

  • Alzheimer’s Behavior Managment

    Alzheimer’s comes with a lot of behavioral symptoms. At the early stages of this condition, the person can become quite anxious or depressed. Later, as the Alzheimer’s progresses, patients can become easily aggravated, confused and, sometimes, delusional; not to mention that regular activities like eating and sleeping can turn into...

  • Alzheimer’s Care: Is It Time to Move?

    Giving and taking care involves understanding when it’s time to move your loved one with Alzheimer’s into special facilities. This is one of the most difficult and, sometimes, downright frightening moments for caregivers. However, it’s still a sign of love and humbleness to recognize when a person in this condition...

  • Alzheimer’s Communication Do’s and Don’ts

    As Alzheimer’s progresses, your loved one will struggle to find the right words to communicate and easily lose his or her train of thought. Also, it’ll become increasingly harder for that person to understand you. It’s unfortunate, but it’s also an expected part of this condition since it directly affects...