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The first ever “dementia dogs” have been working with their new owners by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Sat 08 Mar 2014 11:33am BBC News - First dementia dogs start work with owners by  Eleanor Bradford for BBC News: The dogs have been trained to help people with early-stage dementia and can remind them to take their medicine and help them get out and about. They were the brainchild of a group of students from Glasgow School of Art. The students suggested that ... Read on »
Ed’s Beloved Shih Tzu, Peter – A Therapy Dog for the People With Dementia at the Alois Alzheimer Center by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 04 Nov 2012 10:01am Then one day I went to visit without Peter. When I passed Judy in the hall she stopped and said in the softest voice imaginable, “Where’s the dog?” By Marie Marley Alzheimer's Reading Room Peter As the following stories indicate, pets are special for people with Alzheimer’s. They can often reach p ... Read on »
A Dog Helps a Person with Dementia Adjust by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 09 Jan 2014 8:27am Guest post by Lynette Wilson Juul Perhaps the most difficult part of my father-in-law’s (Ole Juul) recent move to an assisted living facility (ALF) was that he had to leave his beloved dog, Amber, behind. While his son and grandson (Mads and Peter Juul) continued to care for Amber at Ole’s long-time home, both the dog and my father-in ... Read on »
Guide dogs for the mind: The retrievers being trained to give dementia sufferers a new life Read more: by Susan Berg Posted Sun 26 Feb 2012 12:00am Here is a great for caregivers and healthcare professionals, You 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 an easyceu or two Follow Alzheimers1 on twitter Mail online By GEORGE ARBUTHNO ... Read on »
Tracking Dog Finds Missing Woman with Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Feb 2013 9:59am "I blocked my ears when police came to my door because I was so afraid she was dead, but they said she's alive!" By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room What is the likelihood that your loved one will wander away and get lost?  60 percent. That's right. Alzheimer's Association statistics show that 60 percent of ... Read on »
Designers to Develop Innovative New Concepts to Improve Lives of Those Living with Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 29 Nov 2011 9:36pm The Design Council is running a competition to rethink life with dementia. The challenge is to help people with dementia and their carers live easier, better planned and more enjoyable lives. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room The project, Design Council's Challenges (Living well with dementia design challenge), aims to ... Read on »
Stories and dementia in Harrogate by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 07 Nov 2009 10:02pm I spent the earlier part of this week at the UK Dementia Congress where I had the privilege of presenting the results of a family project: "Collected Short Stories" which I completed recently, with Shaaron Caratella, the exemplary home manager of a Barchester home in south west London, Queens Court. We did something quite simple in conce ... Read on »
Alzheimer's and Dementia News 127 by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 Apr 2012 12:36am Good dog comes through, dancers raise $85,000 for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's Reading Room The Good Dog Officer Bryan McMahon and his canine partner, Kai, find a missing woman suffering from Alzheimer's hiding under a tarp Read More Dancers raise $85,000 for Alzheimer’s Association The 13th ... Read on »
Dementia Etiquette by Eva Z. Facebook Posted Sat 16 Oct 2010 8:09am So, you’re going to see your mother. She has dementia — maybe Alzheimer’s, maybe something else — but anyway even her doctor agrees its dementia. She lives with your sister — about which you feel both guilty and relieved. When you see her, things hardly ever go well. “Hello, Mom,” you say, “How are you?” “Oh Vera!” she answers. “I’ ... Read on »
Fun With Dementia! by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Wed 27 Oct 2010 8:23am October 27, 2010 Posted by  Parky Bill in My PD Decade You know, as long as you're slipping into dementia anyway, you may as well have a little fun with it while you are still able. I suggest printing out this list and saving it for a day when you feel those first, ... Read on »