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

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 3/4/2015 to Communication Tips
Understanding the 5 "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 Administrator 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?

Caregiver Lessons Through a Son's Music

Posted by Monica Heltemes on 1/8/2015 to Dementia Activities
This great video shows a son's special love for his mom with dementia and so much more.

Starting New: A Daily Motto for Dementia Caregivers

Posted by Administrator on 1/7/2015 to Daily Living Tips
A new year can bring new beginnings. For a dementia caregiver, 'starting new' can be something that is done daily, bringing benefit to both the caregiver and the patient.

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.

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