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Coloring Can Benefit Adults Living with Memory Loss (Plus: Four Free Downloadable Coloring Pages) January 21 2016

Studies have shown that coloring can provide an array of therapeutic benefits for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. Coloring is a fun and joyful activity. It’s soothing, and as a result...

Classic Holiday Movies for Alzheimer’s / Dementia Patients November 24 2014

For adults living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, the connections between movies and memories are not necessarily lost...

Activity Ideas for Veterans with Alzheimer’s or Dementia November 05 2014

Many adults living with memory loss have retained special memories of their loved ones in the military or were in the military themselves. Veterans Day is an excellent time...

Music and Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients July 16 2014 2 Comments

Many memory-care facilities regularly use music as therapy and recreation because many Alzheimer's patients can remember and sing songs even in the advanced stages of the disease...

Movies for Alzheimer’s Patients on Valentine’s Day January 31 2014 1 Comment

Enjoying a classic romantic comedy on Valentine’s Day is an enjoyable, passive activity that can provide a variety of benefits for seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease...

Flower Arranging with Alzheimer’s Patients January 20 2014

Flower arranging is an excellent activity for seniors with dementia. It can be done sitting or standing, at a table, at a bedside, or from a wheelchair. It is simple, provides cognitive and sensory stimulation...

Five Art Activities for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients September 03 2013 1 Comment

Using art as a tool for engagement and creative expression and is one of the most successful activities for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease. Examining a famous masterpiece...

Activities for Men with Alzheimer’s and Dementia June 10 2013 3 Comments

Male-specific activities are important for men living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. If given the opportunity, proper resources, and step-by-step direction...

Sensory Stimulation to Engage Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients June 07 2013

Sensory stimulation activities are designed to arouse one or more of the five senses; sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell. Photographs, sounds, textures, foods, and scents can evoke positive feelings...

Activity Ideas for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients April 24 2013

We all want to feel needed. This is no different for Alzheimer’s or dementia patients. Keeping busy stimulates the brains of seniors with dementia while providing a sense of usefulness and accomplishment...

Humor Benefits Seniors Living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia April 02 2013 1 Comment

Humor can play an integral role in the life of a person living with a memory-loss condition. By participating in carefully designed activities, humor can enable a person with Alzheimer’s disease to view the world...

Gardening Can Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients March 20 2013 1 Comment

Gardening is a wonderful activity for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease. Consider man’s relationship with nature. We know from a number studies that exposure to the natural world...