The Hogeweyk Dementia Village in the Netherlands. This picture depicting the town square - Theater Square.

The Hogeweyk | Is This The Future of Dementia Care?

Hogewey, located in the Netherlands, is the only care facility of it’s kind in the world and is home to over 150 people with severe dementia.  Started by 2 nurses who feared having to put their own parents in a traditional nursing home, ‘Dementia Village’ is a place where residents live a seemingly normal life, but are actually being watched by caregivers at all times. Residents are free to roam around, visiting shops, getting their hair done or being active in one of the 25 clubs available at Hogewey.

5 Excellent Articles on How to Communicate with Someone who has Alzheimer’s

If you know someone with Alzheimer’s, you quickly realize that you need to adjust the way you communicate in order to have pleasant interactions.  Here are some helpful articles for you.

Alternative Television for Alzheimer's

Alternative Television For Alzheimer’s

The news is frightening! Movie plots can be hard to follow. Most sit-coms are just dumb. Let’s watch alternative television. Best Alzheimer’s Products offers several options.

A pretty patterned sidewalk could look like a scary obstacle course to someone who's perception is affected by dementia.

Alzheimer’s Safety

Before we provide appropriate activities and entertainment for our loved ones who have Alzheimer’s disease, we must provide a safe place in which to live

Sundowning, Sleep Disturbances and Alzheimer’s Disease

As we put more emphasis on treating the person with Alzheimer’s, and not just searching for a cure, we find more professional attention focused on managing and alleviating the symptoms of the disease, thereby improving quality of life. One symptom receiving such attention is the sleep disturbances that often accompany many forms of dementia

Games and activities for Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s Store

Once we had a good start on the website, we began a search for games, puzzles, alarms, and other products that all of our research indicated would  benefit Bernice and others with Alzheimer’s disease.

That was not as easy as we thought it would be!

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Letting Go | A Story About Accepting Help

Bernice was a mentor of mine who had no other family. We knew each other for 30 years and she became like family, watching our children grow up, coming to our house for holidays and just being a part of our lives. When dementia crept into her life, my husband and I became her guardians.

Older couple creating a memory book for Alzheimer's

Making a Memory Book

Detailed direction for creating a Memory Book. This is an easy and interactive way to preserve a person’s history while creating a treasured heirloom for family and friends. By Connie Lucas of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter.

Emergency Medical Care for Alzheimer’s

As Bernice’s caregiver, friend, and power of attorney, I was responsible for decisions made for her care. I never really considered what would happen when the need for emergency medical care for Alzheimer’s arose. An emergency trip to the hospital can be traumatic for you as the caregiver as well as the person in your care. After several falls that resulted in trips to the hospital over the last three years, I finally had a system figured out that worked for me.