What is Adult Day Care for Alzheimer's

Adult Day: An Affordable Alternative to Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

Adult day service centers provide a coordinated program of professional and compassionate services for adults in a community-based group setting. Services are designed to provide social and some health services to adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home during the day.

Lester Pott's watercolor painting

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.

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.