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Simple Bread Baking Activity Helps Dementia

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 12/10/2014 to Dementia Activities
Baking fresh bread has so many steps that the person with dementia can be involved with and benefit from. This simple recipe gives an easy and tasty treat to enjoy together.

Alzheimer Activity - Santa Brownie Hats

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 12/8/2014 to Dementia Activities
Simple holiday activities can help the person with Alzheiemer's feel a part of the holidays and can be enjoyed together, even with smaller children in the family.

Gift Ideas for the Person with Alzheimer's

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 12/3/2014 to Dementia Activities
It can be difficult to know what gift to buy the person with Alzheimer's.  Here are some great gift ideas, including some that are practical and some that are fun and can be enjoyed together.

MindStart - Proud of our Small Business

Posted by Administrator on 11/28/2014 to Dementia Awareness
Today is Small Business Saturday and MindStart is celebrating. Learn who we are and what we strive for.

Thanks to All Caregivers

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 11/25/2014 to Dementia Education
What are those with dementia thankful for?

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 11/24/2014 to Dementia Awareness
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month. Sharing a few simple facts with others can make a huge difference in reducing stigmas.

Having a Good Holiday with the Person with Dementia

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 11/21/2014 to Daily Living Tips
Holiday events can be overwhelming and anxiety producing for the person with dementia. These tips can help the caregiver prepare and set the tone for a positive experience for all.

A Month for Honoring Alzheimer Caregivers

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 11/11/2014 to Daily Living Tips
November is National Family Caregiver's Month. Caregivers of those with dementia face a lot of pressure, so they need to make sure they take care of themselves.

Numbers and Suits Game: A Great Activity for People with Dementia

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 10/25/2014 to Dementia Activities
Our Numbers and Suits card game is the perfect alternative to traditional playing cards and is great for people who enjoyed math or worked with numbers.

Ask the OT - Why does my mom with dementia get angry?

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 10/22/2014 to Communication Tips
"Mom gets mad at me at the dinner hour. She wants make supper for the children... but she is elderly, with no children to care for. How do I keep her out of the kitchen?"

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