“Activities to Do with Your Parent Who Has Alzheimer's Dementia”

by Judith A. Levy, EdM, OTR Merrian-Webster defines activity as involving mental function designed to stimulate learning and energy; usually done for pleasure and often involves other people. Think how difficult it is for those diagnosed with cognitive loss to perform purposeful activities such as self-care (bathing, eating, dressing, toileting, etc.) and socialization when the…

Alternative Approach for Managing Dementia: Memory Clubs by Anita Kamiel, M.P.S., R.N.

A diagnosis of dementia mostly associated with cognitive impairment and memory loss can be such a terrifying prospect that many refuse to confront that reality at all. They prefer to say that confusion is just part of getting older or that everyone forgets things.  They blame their forgetfulness on stress or mild depression or on…

A Compassionate Caregiver Provides the Help You Need to Keep Your Loved One With Alzheimer’s Safe

“Where’s Dad?” Panic sets in when you realize your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease has wandered off alone.  Dealing with a loved one with this dreaded disease can be very challenging at times, if not downright terrifying.   An Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis can put a lot of stress on a family. While at first…