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The Importance of Nutrition in Dementia Care April 19 2013

Food provides nourishment for the body and soul. For a senior living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, proper nutrition is important to keep the body strong and healthy...

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...

Picture Books for Seniors with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia March 11 2013

Picture books offer seniors living with dementia a visually stimulating, entertaining, and engaging activity. As human beings, we use our sense of sight to connect with the world. Pictures can draw in readers...

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...

Communicating with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients January 31 2013

It is surprising how much people in the early to mid-stages of Alzheimer’s disease love to talk. While they may sometimes have difficulty finding the “right words” or fully comprehend what others are saying...

Benefits of Pet-Assisted Therapy for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients January 23 2013

For thousands of years, man has realized the special bond between animals and people. That bond provides therapeutic benefits for Alzheimer’s patients because pets offer acceptance...

Ten Valentine’s Day Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients January 16 2013

From music and art, to flower arranging and reading, activity professionals and in-home caregivers can celebrate Valentine’s Day with Alzheimer’s patients by engaging in meaningful activities together...

Visiting Benefits Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia January 09 2013

People who are experiencing memory loss—regardless if they remember the visit—are left with warm feelings and a sense that life is worth living...

Books and Reading Can Engage Alzheimer's Patients January 02 2013

Reading books is a valuable activity that can be particularly beneficial to a person with dementia. By reading and encouraging engagement through personal reminiscing—a feeling of empowerment...