Entries by Christy Schmid

The Best Website for Alzheimer’s Caregivers!

If you’re one of the thousands of visitors that return to our site month after month, you may have noticed our website looks a little bit different than it used to! Don’t worry, it still has all the same great content we are famous for – it’s just organized differently. We hope you like the new design!

Person Centered Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

A couple of us from Best Alzheimer’s Products attended the The 2013 National Adult Day Services Conference in Louisville, KY. I attended Person-Centered Approaches to Challenging Behaviors, given by Beth Meyer-Arnold and Lyn Geboy. Person centered care is something we have always advocated, but I was still able to learn a lot about creating an environment that is truly person centered.

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver | Infographic

Seventy-five percent of caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias reported that they were “somewhat” to “very concerned” about maintaining their own health since becoming a caregiver1. If there is an Alzheimer’s caregiver in your life, reach out and offer to help.

Art Therapy : Promoting Emotional Well-Being for Alzheimer’s

In his late seventies, Lester was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. When his family could no longer take care of him, he was entered into an adult daycare facility.  A volunteer taught him how to paint with watercolors.  It was there that a miracle occurred. Being involved in the creative arts improved Lester’s cognition, mood, and behavior and it allowed his wife and primary caregiver some respite.