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How Do we Keep Residents Active in Dementia Care Homes? by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Nov 2012 9:32am People with dementia live in the moment. All it takes is one person in one moment to make an ‘activity’ or moment of engagement for the person with dementia – and that moment can make a world of difference. By Monica Heltemes Alzheimer's Reading Room I had the privilege of speaking to a group of activity professionals and nursing ... Read on »
Physical Activity vs Alzheimer's Dementia by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 3:00am What a day!  I drove over 100 miles from one end of Clark County to the other making home visits yesterday.  Started out in an assisted living facility close to the 95 & Cheyenne, then gradually worked my way down 4 private residences to 95 & Decatur before heading out to North Las Vegas to 3 more homes around 15 & Craig.  Then I went south ... 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 »
Framingham Study Shows Physical Activity Lowers Risk of Dementia, Especially in Men by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Jul 2010 11:29am Alzheimer's Reading Room "This is the first study to follow a large group of individuals for this long a period of time," Zaldy Tan said. "It suggests that lowering the risk for dementia may be one additional benefit of maintaining at least moderate physical activity, even into the eighth decade of life." Several long-term e ... 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 »
Mentally Stimulating Activities May Decrease the Time a Person Suffers From Dementia (Audio Explanation) by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sat 04 Sep 2010 5:57am By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room A research study released this week has created a fair amount of controversy and misinformation about the effects of cognitive activity on persons that ultimately suffer from Alzheimer's. The controversy itself was probably caused by the title of the press release issued by the Rush Alzheimer's ... Read on »
Top activities for those with dementia on Memorial day by Susan Berg Posted Sun 20 May 2012 12:00am Caregivers, and healthcare professionals, here is some great information Here is a great  for caregivers and healthcare professinals, Your residents will love the  Here is information on being the best  caregiver  you can be Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care  prof ... Read on »
Election activity for those with dementia by Susan Berg Posted Thu 11 Oct 2012 12:00am Caregivers, and healthcare professionals, here is some great information Here is a great  for caregivers and healthcare professinals, Your residents will love the  Here is information on being the best  caregiver  you can be Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care  professionals to get ... 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 »
Low Physical Activity in Today’s Youth May Mean Increased Dementia Rates in the Future by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 29 Jun 2012 9:00am @kidsfitnessmiami Women who are physically active at any point over their life have lower risk of cognitive impairment in late-life compared to those who are inactive, but teenage physical activity appears to be most important, according to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. There is gro ... Read on »