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Activities for Dementia Patients by gilbertGuide Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:20pm I believe activities are crucial to well-being. In the past ten years, research has shown that activities play a large part in preventing the progression of dementia. We also know that socializing prevents loneliness, despair and suicidal thoughts. For several years I led recreational activities on weekends at a geri-psych hospital. ... Read on »
Montessori-based Activities Help Dementia Patients with Proper Eating Habits by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 27 Mar 2013 9:00am In patients with dementia, poor nutrition or decreased food intake may cause symptoms of depression. Investigators including Li-Chan Lin, RN, PhD, of the National Yang-Ming University, in Taipei, Taiwan, tested the effectiveness of a combination of methods to train patients with dementia to remember proper eating habits.  The intervent ... Read on »
Activities for Alzheimers and Dementia Patients by Mom-n-Me Posted Thu 22 Jul 2010 10:58pm In later stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia it becomes imperative that the care-giver assist in creating activities or suggesting things for them to do. They simply don’t remember the favored things that occupied their mind in the past. By middle stage, my mom always had an activity book in hand. She could do “seek and ... Read on »
Activity Helps Dementia Patients Sleep, Eat and Become Less Agitated by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 19 Oct 2011 10:32am When I discuss activity as a remedy for a problem being experienced by an Alzheimer's caregiver I am often met with these words, this won't work for us. Sometimes you have to think beyond the obvious. Think more broadly. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room As I was watching the video below (think swimming) and reading abo ... Read on »
Tailored Activity Program (TAP) Minimizes Disruptive Behaviors In Dementia Patients Living at Home and Caregiver Burden by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Jun 2010 10:29am The study furthers previous findings that purposeful activity is a safe, healthy alternative to pharmacological approaches in minimizing disruptive behavioral occurrences associated with dementia, such as agitation and aggressiveness..... By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room This is interesting research that I intend to look int ... Read on »
Tailored Activity Program (TAP) Minimizes Disruptive Behaviors In Dementia Patients and Caregiver Burden by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sat 29 Oct 2011 3:03pm The study furthers previous findings that purposeful activity is a safe, healthy alternative to pharmacological approaches in minimizing disruptive behavioral occurrences associated with dementia,... The Alzheimer's Reading Room is the number one source of life news for the entire Alzheimer's community. The site focuses on Alzheimers, medica ... Read on »
The 364 Days Before the Holiday are the Most Important Days of the Year for a Person Living with Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Fri 09 Dec 2011 10:05am My point here is you need to identify and engage in activities during the 364 days before the Holdiay that will get everyone prepared for the change that comes with the Holiday. You will need to identify activities that keep the dementia patient in the world for 365 days a year. This way going out in the world for the holiday won't be a big shock ... Read on »
Four Alzheimer's Care Activities Tips by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Feb 2014 10:23am Alzheimer's care partners are often looking for good ideas for activities to keep their loved one entertained, active, and using their brain. Activities for dementia patients can calm anxiety and agitation, and often provide a connection to a happier time. They can also help preserve memory. Check out the four activites listed below, th ... Read on »
Regular Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Dementia in Older People by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Fri 02 Nov 2012 12:35am The protective effect of regular physical activity remained regardless of age, education, changes in the brain’s white matter and even previous history of stroke or diabetes , researchers said. Alzheimer's Reading Room Study Highlights Physical activity significantly reduces the risk of dementia in older people. The effect of ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients and a Happy Holiday Season by Mom-n-Me Posted Tue 12 Oct 2010 8:03pm The Holidays are just around the corner and that means lots of fun with parties, dinners, festive activities, gift-giving and family traditions. Many of the traditions we celebrate each holiday season have been passed down from generation to generation. Some of us may have an unrealistic belief that Family traditions must never be br ... Read on »