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If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
No matter how unpredictable the day has been, I can count on one absolute constant in my life. When I walk in the door, my sweet Yorkie will greet me as if we’ve been apart for months instead of hours! Bad or good days, rain, or shine, my little buddy will be beside himself with excitement to welcome me home.
Let’s face it, even on a lousy day it’s nearly impossible not to smile at the sight an ear-to-ear doggy smile and wildly wagging tail. Learn more this National Pet Month about how pets can not only provide companionship, but also Read more
A recent study evaluated the effects of mimicry on people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and found that imitating may be just as helpful to seniors living with Alzheimer’s as it is for babies and toddlers learning to speak.
Learn more about this study and its potential effects on future treatment methods.
How Imitating Could Help Those with Dementia
Mimicry is a basic foundation of learning for babies and toddlers and now a new study suggests it may also be beneficial for people living with mild Alzheimer’s.