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Teepa Snow on Planning Activities to Enrich the Lives of People With Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Jun 2013 10:14am Teepa says that people in the earlier stages of dementia may actually be more difficult to engage than those in the later stages. “This is because they are still lucid enough to know something serious is wrong with them and many are angry and/or frustrated by that.” By +Marie Marley +Alzheimer's Reading Room   Entertainme ... 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 »
Greater midlife intellectual activity helpful in preventing dementia in later life by Brian Wolstenholme Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Tue 11 Aug 2009 10:35am From Geriatric Pharmacy Intern Wendy Johnson, PharmD(c) University of Florida College of Pharmacy Researchers have found that greater midlife intellectual activity is helpful in preventing dementia later in life. A 28-year study of twins conducted at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Duke University Medical Center found ... 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 »
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 »
Physical Activity Prevents Memory Loss & Dementia by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 02 Nov 2012 3:00pm Earlier today, I pointed out a study suggesting that fish oil supplements improve working memory .  But it's a bit of a stretch to base your health habits on a 6 month trial of 11 young men & women, just an average of 22yo.  In that vein, I thought I'd review a prospective multinational study published early online yesterday in Stroke: Jou ... 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 »
Large-Scale, Long-Term Studies Support Roles Of Physical Activity And Diet In Dementia And Cognitive Decline by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 14 Jul 2010 9:01am Medical News Today Evidence from three long-term, large-scale studies supports the association of physical activity and certain dietary elements (tea, vitamin D) with possibly maintaining cognitive ability and reducing dementia risk in older adults, according to new research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association Inter ... 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 »
Top ten activities for celebrating the Fourth of July with those who have dementia by Susan Berg Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 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 and social workers to get easyceus Here are more interesting dementia brain boosting activities Get your subscription to Activity Director Today's e magazine h ... Read on »