New Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Alzheimer’s

New Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease listed on the World Health Organization’s top 10 causes of death that cannot be cured. Learn more about Alzheimer’s and which diagnostic and treatment options are available to seniors with the disease today. Facts About Alzheimer’s Before delving […]

Continue Reading →
Music Therapy For Dementia: Awakening Memories

Music Therapy For Dementia: Awakening Memories

Many of us have either heard or seen the incredible effects that music can have on people with dementia. Learn more about the Music & Memory Program, a non-profit organization bringing personalized music to seniors to “vastly improve [their] quality of life.” Thus far, the program has provided iPods to over 140 residences in North America. The Music & Memory […]

Continue Reading →
How Can Pets Benefit Alzheimer’s?

How Can Pets Benefit Alzheimer’s?

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. Bad or good days, rain or shine, my little buddy will be beside himself with excitement to welcome me […]

Continue Reading →
Dementia Treatment Drugs Could Be Available by 2025

Dementia Treatment Drugs Could Be Available by 2025

Success in recent drug trials is bringing new hope to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists and researchers in the field are encouraged by their results, predicting that dementia treatment drugs will be available in the next decade. Read more about the reasons for their optimism and the future of drug treatments for Alzheimer’s prevention. Hope […]

Continue Reading →
Aquatic Exercise for Dementia

Aquatic Exercise for Dementia

Today’s memory care communities strive to engage seniors with Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia on a variety of levels. One way to engage residents and keep them active is through aquatic exercise. More than having fun in the pool, water exercise classes can actually be therapeutic and beneficial for people living with neurodegenerative conditions. […]

Continue Reading →
Pros and Cons of Doll Therapy for Alzheimer’s

Pros and Cons of Doll Therapy for Alzheimer’s

Doll therapy is one way Alzheimer’s disease caregivers try to ease anxiety and bring joy to loved ones with dementia. Learn more about how many caregivers have found doll therapy to be a good way to engage loved ones with a purposeful and rewarding activity, while other caregivers and health care providers are hesitant to use […]

Continue Reading →
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 […]

Continue Reading →
Empathy for Alzheimer’s: The Validation Method

Empathy for Alzheimer’s: The Validation Method

Developed in the 1960s and 1970s, the Validation Method is a holistic therapy for treating Alzheimer’s disease. It focuses on empathy and provides a means for Alzheimer’s patients to communicate. It’s creator, Naomi Feil, offers workshops that teach invaluable techniques for connecting with senior patients, enhancing their dignity and bringing them peace. Learn more about using […]

Continue Reading →