Non-pharmacological therapy for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Dolls as Therapy for Dementia

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At a conference we attended recently we were able to spend some face time with Cindy and Darryl, creators of Serenity Babies. We had a really nice visit, as it has been a couple of years since we last saw them. They shared some tips for using dolls as therapy.

Music and the Brain

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Imaging technologies like the fMRI, the EEG, SPECT scan, and the CT PET scan allow us to watch electrical activity and blood flow in the brain as it responds to different stimuli and situations. One thing we are learning is there is a special connection between music and the brain.
Games and activities for Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Store

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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!
Music therapy for Alzheimers and demantia

Auditory stimulation

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

Gustatory Stimulation for Alzheimer's and Dementia

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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.
Snoezelen - Enriched Sensory Environment for Alzheimer's

Multisensory Stimulation for Alzheimer's

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Soothing sensory stimulation is known to help people who have dementia. Benefits include increased socialization and communication as well as a reduction in depression and anxiety and many other behavioral and psychological symptoms.
twiddle muffs for alzheimers and dementia

Twiddle Muff: Best Alzheimer's Products

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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.