A Sensory Room for Dementia

A Sensory Room for Dementia

Sensory rooms are special places for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to safely explore and stimulate all five senses. The rooms can be used for calming or stimulating, depending on the needs of your loved one. Read more about the benefits of sensory room therapy and how you can create your own sensory room […]

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How Sensory Stimulation Can Help Alzheimer’s

How Sensory Stimulation Can Help Alzheimer’s

Originally used as a therapy in Europe, sensory stimulation has gained prominence in the United States as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Using everyday objects, therapists can trigger emotions and memories in seniors who have lost their ability to connect with the world around them. Sensory Stimulation Therapy Sensory stimulation uses everyday objects to arouse one or […]

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5 Reasons to Make a Memory Box for Alzheimer’s

5 Reasons to Make a Memory Box for Alzheimer’s

For loved ones, parents or seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, a memory box can help recall events and people from the past. These memories can stimulate the senior, prompting conversation with loved ones.  Whether a family photo, newspaper clipping or other prop; memory boxes hold items that bring us back to a moment in time that we […]

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Dementia: The Memory Thief

Dementia: The Memory Thief

The dementia epidemic is looming. With no cure or effective treatment method on the horizon, researchers are looking back at what we have learned over the last 100 years since the first disease diagnosis, and looking ahead into preventing dementia – the memory thief – for future generations. Learn more about what we know about the […]

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When Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Strikes

When Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Strikes

Alzheimer’s is often thought of as a disease that only affects seniors. While age can bring an increased risk, Alzheimer’s disease can also strike early, leaving families confused and heartbroken. Learn more about one family’s personal battle with early onset Alzheimer’s at age 30. Diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s at Age 30 Ken Dodson was told […]

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How One Family Could Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s

How One Family Could Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s

When one family found over 50% of their offspring were developing Alzheimer’s disease, researchers decided to take a closer look at the family tree and found that the family carried a genetic mutation that caused early onset Alzheimer’s. Read more about the large family in Colombia who is now playing a crucial role in the […]

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“Keeping Love Alive” Throughout Alzheimer’s

“Keeping Love Alive” Throughout Alzheimer’s

In 1992, “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman took a leading role in changing relationships for the better. The idea that people receive and show love in different ways helped restore and revitalize relationships as people who read the book began to understand how to speak the other’s “love language.” The love language concept […]

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20 Things to Remember If You Love Someone with Dementia

20 Things to Remember If You Love Someone with Dementia

Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease is a difficult job, one that can cause caregivers a great amount of stress. However, if you love someone with dementia, you know that the position can also bring joy into your life and be extremely rewarding if you remember a few simple things. In honor of Valentine’s Day, […]

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