How to prevent wandering for Alzheimer’s patients

According to alz.org, six out of ten people with dementia will wander. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s, patients start to experience some confusion, which may lead to making an occasional wrong turn during a daily walk through the neighborhood. However, as dementia advances, Alzheimer’s patients may no longer remember...

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Multi-sensory stimulation in memory care facilities

Multi-sensory stimulation is very popular in memory care facilities and refers to the ability to process information through the five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Benefits of Sensory Stimulation Multi-Sensory Environments can open up a whole new world for individuals with cognitive and physical impairments. There are many...

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Montessori-Based Activities for Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer’s and dementia are some of the most frustrating medical conditions for everybody involved.  Both the patient and family are strongly effected and tensions run high.  It can be depressing and aggravating for family members and extremely scary for the patients.  For years, many different theories have been put in...

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DIY and Craft Activities for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease can make it difficult for your loved ones to feel engaged in life. People with memory issues tend to struggle with activities they used to enjoy. You can offer DIY and craft activities for people with Alzheimer’s that are fun to do and help reduce depression while increasing...

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How to to prevent dementia: cognitive training

Is it possible to reverse or prevent dementia by using brain games and cognitive training? Many assisted living residents, and their loved ones hope that is the case.  The ACTIVE Study There have been studies and trials to test the effect of brain games in Alzheimer’s patients, such as Advanced Cognitive Training...

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How to Help an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

When someone develops Alzheimer’s, often the first choice for a caregiver will be a family member, for many reasons. The spouse, child or grandchild of an Alzheimer’s patient may feel guilty sending their loved one to a memory care facility, or may simply have the desire to provide the loving...

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