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Reminiscence Books to Help People with Alzheimer's

Reminiscence therapy and books have been used to help treat people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, resulting in a more balanced mindset by restoring a sense of self and identity. Judi Parkinson explores how reminiscence books may help people with Alzheimer's. Reminiscence Books and Alzheimer's We love to reminisce. Reminiscing can trigger a variety of emotions that may lead to other memories, and for people in the mid-late stages of Alzheimer’s, this self-endorsement may be weakened or lost due to the disease’s effect on memory and the ability to verbally express thoughts. To bridge this gap, I create non-verbal communication tools. Gone Fishing While there is a place for images with text and comments to be used...
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Top Holiday Gifts for Loved Ones with Dementia

Is there someone with dementia on your holiday shopping list? Learn more about gifts a loved one with dementia could benefit from. The holidays can be a tough time for people with dementia and their caregivers. Routines are easily disrupted, out-of-town guests can create unnecessary tension, and the abundance of unhealthy foods can tempt even the most disciplined. All of these factors work together to potentially cause a stressful environment for caregivers and those with dementia. However, one thing that does not have to be stressful is shopping for someone with dementia. 11 Gifts for Someone with Dementia Start by thinking about what they enjoy doing. For many people in the early stages of dementia they can still...
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