How Alzheimer’s Affects Perception/0 Comments/in Alzheimer's Disease, Blog, Care Providers, Designers + Architects, Library Workers/by John Schmid
Our sense organs are an extension of our brain. It is through these specialized organs that we get information about our surroundings and about ourselves. But Alzheimer’s affects perception in a way that makes understanding the world difficult.
Multisensory Stimulation for Alzheimer’s/1 Comment/in Designers + Architects, Activity Professionals, Alternative Therapy, Blog/by John Schmid
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.
Stop Calling them Alzheimer’s Patient!/4 Comments/in Blog, Activity Professionals, Care Providers, Designers + Architects, Library Workers, Professionals/by John Schmid
The words we use do, to a great extent, influence the way we think, and the way we think, in turn, affects our actions.
Use Old Photos to Inspire Conversation/0 Comments/in Blog, Activity Professionals, Designers + Architects/by Christy Schmid
When someone has Alzheimer’s, they lose their newest memories first. Questions like “What did you do this morning?” or “How was lunch?” may be confusing or frustrating questions for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. But reminiscing about your loved one’s past can be a nice place to start a conversation.
The Hogeweyk | Is This The Future of Dementia Care?/110 Comments/in Designers + Architects, Adult Day Services, Blog, Care Providers, Professionals/by Christy Schmid
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.
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