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5 Items to Spark Conversation & Smiles with the Person with Alzheimer's

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 3/26/2015 to Dementia Activities
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.

Easy Therapuetic Art Activity for Alzheimers

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 3/18/2015 to Dementia Activities
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.

Finding the positives in the negatives in dementia care

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 3/17/2015 to Communication Tips
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.

The Woman Behind the Julianne Moore 'Still Alice' Performance

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 3/6/2015 to Dementia Education
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.

The 5 A's of Alzheimer's Disease: Anomia

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 3/4/2015 to Communication Tips
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.

Activity Equals Joy and Purpose for People with Dementia

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 3/3/2015 to Dementia Activities
"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.

Cinnamon Roll Activity Entices the Senses for Those with Alzheimer's

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 2/2/2015 to Dementia Activities
Mmmm...cinnamon covered rolls. What could smell or taste better? This easy recipe can get all levels of patients with dementia involved and comes together in a fun shape that can encourage conversation.

Celebrate National Puzzle Day

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 1/29/2015 to Dementia Activities
National Puzzle Day reminds us of the benefits of puzzles and how they can help the person with dementia.

Alzheimer Activity - In the Kitchen with Tator Tots

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 1/22/2015 to Dementia Activities
Cooking a simple dish together can be a great way to engage the person with Alzheimer's. This hot dish activity has many steps the person can help with and is a perfect dish for a cool winter day.

How Martin Luther King Jr's Words Make a Difference for Dementia

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 1/19/2015 to Dementia Education
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about freeing the oppressed. What can we do to for patients to maximize their 'freedom' from the symptoms of Alzheimer's?

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