Occupational therapy is a unique profession. It is a lot like music. Just playing "Do - re - mi" are the building block notes, but alone are not much. But add in a crescendo, a cymbal crash, or a key change and now you have music. Occupational therapy is similar - considering not only the building blocks but also leading to all things that make the 'music of life' for that person.
The person with Alzheimer's disease can have trouble identifying objects and/or faces correctly. This is not due to their vision but rather a symptom called Agnosia, which is one of the five A Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease.
Activities is an under-recognize and under-utilized 'treatment' for Alzheimer's disease. Learn here what activity in dementia care is, how the research shows it can help, and how you can help keep the person with dementia active.
Understanding the five A Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease can be helpful in managing them. This is part two of five and describes the symptom called Apraxia, when there is a breakdown in the body movement and planning to do a task.
Visiting the person with Alzheimer's or other form of dementia can be a bit intimidating for some. These 5 activity items are easy to take along and will promote interaction and an enjoyable visit for all.
Painting rocks can be a creative, colorful, and failure-free activity for the person with Alzheimer's. Learn more about this activity and how to adapt it for different stages of Alzheimer's.
Caregivers can reframe the way they look at things with the person with Alzheimer's disease, to turn potential negative moments into positive ones. Here are 5 tips to get you on your way.
Meet the woman with dementia who helped Julianne Moore craft her performance in 'Still Alice' and how they both help speak out for those affected by Alzheimer's disease.
Understanding the five A Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease can be helpful in managing them. This is part one of five and describes the symptom called Anomia, also known as the "Tip of the Tongue" phenomena.
"I cannot emphasize enough how important activity engagement is, especially when it comes to people who are cognitively impaired
." Memory Care Program Coordinator and Manager, Rachael Wonderlin, shares how activity makes a difference for people with dementia.