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Helping Alzheimer's Through Horticulture Therapy

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 9/2/2014 to Dementia Activities
Horticulture therapy is plant or garden therapy. It provides therapeutic benefit to people through the senses. One example is 'Seed Art'. My 3 daughters and I visited a local adult day program to do this project with participants with Alzheimer's.

Planning a Successful and Safe Trip with the Person with Dementia

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 8/4/2014
Taking a vacation may seem out of the question for caregivers of people with dementia.  True, vacations will likely not be the same as they were before.  But a successful vacation is possible with the right mindset and some planning.

Quality Dementia Care: A Plea from a Patient Himself

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 7/24/2014 to Daily Living Tips
Caregivers of a person with dementia see their loved one's personality change. Is the person truly being "lost" or is he or she still there? Alzheimer's patient, author, and advocate Richard Taylor shares his very important thoughts on this topic.

Enjoying the Tastes of Summer with Those with Alzheimer's

Posted by Administrator on 7/15/2014 to Dementia Activities
A recent visit to the local strawberry patch with my three daughters prompted my thinking about an easy strawberry dessert recipe that could be completed by people with dementia.

Alzheimer Care - Simplify for Success

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 7/15/2014 to Daily Living Tips
One word is all that is needed, but it is one that bears repeating. Simplify, simplify, simplify.

Aiding Communication for People with Dementia

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 7/2/2014 to Communication Tips
People with dementia can have trouble with their communication, losing their train of thought. It can be uncomfortable for all involved. But there are some things you can do to make conversations more successful.

Outdoor Activities Adapted for Alzheimer's

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 6/26/2014 to Dementia Activities
There are great opportunities to enjoy wildlife in the great outdoors with a person with Alzheimer's disease, with little to no cost or preparation.

Dementia and Alzheimer's: Related But Not the Same

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 6/24/2014 to Dementia Education
Understanding the term dementia and how it relates to Alzheimer's or other conditions is an important step to understanding this condition.

Get Your 10 Tips for Keeping People with Dementia Active

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 6/7/2014 to Dementia Activities
According to research, keeping people with dementia active can maintain their abilities and may be as effective, if not more, as medications. How can you keep the person with dementia involved in 'doing things'?

Maya Angelou's Words for Alzheimer's

Posted by Administrator on 5/31/2014 to Dementia Education
Thanks Maya Angelou for all your insightful and wise words, including this powerful statement for all people living with dementia.

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