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This turmeric smoothie incorporates many of the natural ingredients that are being investigated for their impact on dementia and inflammation.
Turmeric and ginger are powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Inflammation is being implicated as a possible trigger for Alzheimer’s disease.
What a wonderful idea this is!!! An Alzheimer’s Cafe. It’ like an extension to or a smaller version of Hogewey Dementia Village. We all like to hang out with others who share our interests and who are “like us”. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Cafes have been around a while, especially in Europe, as the video indicates; but the more I think about this, the more I excited I get about it.
Honesty is the best policy. This adage is true for so many reasons and on so many levels, but can mixing honesty and Alzheimer’s sometimes make a bad situation worse?
The best gift you give yourself and your loved one is to capture and preserve his or her stories before they are forgotten forever. Nothing is more powerful, gratifying and healing. One vehicle to capturing your loved one’s stories is through an updated ancient tradition called a legacy letter.
Communicating with Alzheimer’s is difficult, but don’t stop trying. Even more frustrating for the person with Alzheimer’s than the difficulty he is experiencing making his thoughts known to you is the thought that you have given up trying, or don’t want to communicate with him.
Early in my caregiving role for our family friend, Bernice, I could have used and surely would have welcomed some important lessons from an Alzheimer’s caregiver.
To help people feel useful and independent, caregivers can adjust daily tasks to make them easier and make conscious efforts to include a person with Alzheimer’s in as many activities as they can. We improve a person’s quality of life by prolonging that person’s independence, and by making her feel that she is being productive.
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
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