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Activities for the Person with Dementia - Why is it Important?

Posted by Administrator on 10/30/2012
MindStart founder and owner will be a guest host on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio on the topic Staying Active with Dementia. Listen live, call in, or listen at a later date. Would love to hear from you!

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3 Comments

Denise Hayes
Date: 12/8/2012
I see various ideas for activities for those with dementia. My 90 year old mother has dementia, but is also nearly blind from Macular Degeneration. In an upcoming blog, will you please address ideas for those with vision issues. Thanks!
Monica from MindStart
Date: 12/15/2012
Denise, I get that question often. I say memory loss and vision loss is really a 'double whammy'. The person cannot use their vision to help support their memory and cognition, so may have even more difficulty with tasks. Activity ideas for these folks rely on use of the other remaining senses: listening to music; listening to a short poem or story being read; polishing silver; sorting nylon from cotton socks by feeling them - or white socks from dark socks (the visual contrast is usually appare
Monica from MindStart
Date: 12/15/2012
Denise, I get that question often. I say memory loss and vision loss is really a 'double whammy'. The person cannot use their vision to help support their memory and cognition, so may have even more difficulty with tasks. Activity ideas for these folks rely on use of the other remaining senses: listening to music; listening to a short poem or story being read; polishing silver; sorting nylon from cotton socks by feeling them - or white socks from dark socks (the visual contrast is usually appare
Culbertson
Date: 7/30/2014
Thankfulness to my father who shared with me on the topic of this website, this website is truly awesome.

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