Today I announce our new resource, "Ask the OT". Caregivers often have questions or situations that come up in dementia care. Although one answer never fits all situations, having different perspectives on the issue can help.
September is World Alzheimer's Month. Activities around the world are being done to help raise awareness and understanding of this condition, including promoting ways to reduce the risk of dementia.
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.
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.
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.
One word is all that is needed, but it is one that bears repeating. Simplify, simplify, simplify.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding the term dementia and how it relates to Alzheimer's or other conditions is an important step to understanding this condition.