There is a growing body of research designed to investigate the benefit of activities for Alzheimer’s. This research overwhelmingly concludes that appropriate activities have a positive effect on the behavioral symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease. As the disease progresses, activities that a person has been doing all of their adult life will become too difficult. Those activities have to be modified, or new activities found.
We subscribe to a very liberal definition of “activity”. Anything that keeps a person interested, busy, or in any way engaged, physically or cognitively, can be beneficial, and can be rightly called an activity. If she is not in some way engaged, she will fall prey to the “four a’s of Alzheimer’s”: anxiety, aggression, agitation, apathy. Then she will become difficult and unpleasant to be around. Your job will be harder, and her quality of life will be compromised.
Dear John and Holly, I’d like to work for you…seriously! I first heard about your business on the “Made in Chicago” segment on WBBM radio a few months back. I too, am interested in exactly the same thing you are, the quality of life for people with dementia. (…) Thank you though, so much for putting this site, and your products in one spot. And I am sooooo glad that Bernice has you!
Your type of products are what my husband and I needed to help us pass the day. (…) In spite of Alzheimer’s, once again in our 46 years of being together, we are having fun with each other!!!