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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...

Making a Memory Box for an Alzheimer's or Dementia Patient July 02 2013 1 Comment

For a senior living with a memory-loss condition, the items or objects in a memory box can help them reflect on the past and recall people and events...

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...

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...

Movies for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients February 25 2013

Watching a good movie is an enjoyable, passive activity that can provide a variety of benefits for a senior diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It may reduce symptoms...

Conversation Starters for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients February 19 2013

Caregivers look for ways to engage seniors with Alzheimer's disease or dementia in meaningful conversations throughout the day. Thoughtfully phrased and creatively composed conversation starters can be used...

Caring for the Spiritual Needs of Alzheimer’s Patients February 06 2013

For Alzheimer’s patients; worship services, small prayer and study groups, and one-on-one visits can provide an opportunity to socialize while experiencing a multi-sensory interaction...