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.

Video Respite for Alzheimer’s

The Video Respite series provides you with a video tool to improve the quality of life for the person or the people in your care while providing you with a way to improve your own quality of life by providing a respite from the challenges of caring.

twiddle muffs for alzheimers and dementia

Twiddle Muff: Best Alzheimer’s Products

Professional caregivers rave about the effectiveness of Twiddles®. Having something to hold and manipulate, something to “twiddle” or fidget with, has a calming effect on a person who has dementia. The textures, the gadgets, the warm coziness of the Twiddles® are all there for just that reason. The stimulation they provide truly adds to the individual’s quality of life.

Alternative therapies for Alzheimer's and dementia

Olfactory Stimulation for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Certain smells stir deep seated memories, and anything that has the power to channel reminiscences should be part of the daily life of all people with dementia

Tree bark - tactile stimulation for Alzheimer's disease

Tactile Stimulation for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Anything touched and anything that touches us can be stimulating

Gustatory Stimulation for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Gustatory Stimulation for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Taste is very closely aligned with smell and can lead to reminiscences. A favorite meal or a particular dish one has not had for a long time often triggers a flood of recollections.

Elderly couple washing dishes.

Activities of Daily Living for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Activities of Daily Living are those things we all need to do on a regular basis to ensure our health and well-being. We take them for granted–until we cannot do them anymore. Unfortunately, dementia makes these tasks more and more difficult. There are aids to help.

Music therapy for Alzheimers and demantia

Auditory stimulation

Auditory stimulation for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia is effective for mood enhancement, relaxation, and cognition; just as it is for everyone else.

activities are the key to quality of life

Activities for Dementia: the Key to Quality of Life

Recreational activities play an important role when it comes to defining our own Quality of Life. Each of us chooses activities based on our interests and abilities. People who have dementia need  access to recreational activities, too; this is as much a moral imperative as it is an issue of care and disease management.