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TIPS to Keep People with Dementia Active by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 10 Nov 2011 9:03am Guest Article by Monica Heltemes, OTR “That’s enough of this,” my client, Mary Ann, told me when we try to work on one of the 100-piece jigsaw puzzles that she has enjoyed doing for many years. Puzzles provide cognitive stimulation, and they are good for Mary Ann to keep active. However, her memory loss had progressed and her words did no ... Read on »
Keeping Persons with Dementia Active Presentation by MindStart Posted Thu 09 Jun 2011 1:28pm Thanks to the University of MN School of Nursing and Dr. Joseph Gaugler and his team, the Caring for a Person with Memory Loss Conference can be viewed anytime, for free online.  If you would like to hear MindStart's presentation on Keeping Persons with Dementia Active, go to the link and start at 1:58.  Other topics presented include caring for ... Read on »
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 »
Dementia Plus Activities Equals Wii by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:45pm I'm sure by now you have heard of " Wii", the new interactive way to play games such as tennis.  The premise is simple:  using a sophisticated attachment on the body, a person simulates movements in a sport or other activity and the TV screen displays the results. If you are using the tennis module, you use your hand to simulate the action o ... Read on »
Thanksgiving Activities For Those With Dementia by Susan Berg Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 12:00am Here is a great for caregivers and healthcare professinals, Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be Here are more interesting dementia brain boosting activities Here is a dementia Thanksgiving activity Healthnews-stat.com How to Eat Right, Keep Calm and Enjoy Thanks ... Read on »
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 »
Top ten Fourth of July activities for those with dementia by Susan Berg Posted Sun 03 Jul 2011 5:57am Here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professinals, 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 an easyceu or two Here are more interesting dementia brain boosting activities cannot belie ... Read on »
Top ten Fourth of July activities for those with dementia by Susan Berg Posted Mon 01 Jul 2013 12:00am Here is a great for caregivers and healthcare professinals, 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 an easyceu or two cannot believe the 4thof July is here Here are some easy, yet fun things ... 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 »
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 »