Memory Club Based Socialization for Dementia Patients

Memory Based Socialization Dealing with the dementia patient can be both heartbreaking and challenging. The February 2014 issue of JAMDA (Journal of American Medical Directors Association) highlights a very interesting approach toward supporting someone with dementia.  The article entitled “Baseball Reminiscence League: A Model for Supporting Persons with Dementia”  brings into focus groups formed around…

Group Of Seniors Enjoying Dancing Club Together

Exercise Can Delay Dementia

What is Dementia? Dementia is a type of cognitive decline characterized by memory loss, communication difficulties, and impaired thinking. Dementia is a growing concern for aging populations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 47 million people have dementia worldwide. WHO also estimates 75 million people will be affected by dementia by 2030. According to the Alzheimer’s Association,…

A Toolkit for Promoting Positive Behavior in Dementia Patients

High Risk of Institutionalization About 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease and 90% of those are abusive.  This is important because this situation puts these patients at higher risk for institutionalization, greater functional decline, and domestic abuse.  Up to this point, the preferred method for managing the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) has…