A library can be a center for activity and fellowship in a dementia friendly community
Dementia Friendly Library/0 Comments/in Blog, Library Workers/by John Schmid
A library can be an influential and valuable part of creating a community that is supportive to people living with dementia, including care providers.
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.
Alzheimer’s Cafe/3 Comments/in Blog, For Caregivers, Library Workers/by John Schmid
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.
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.
Communicating with Alzheimer’s/0 Comments/in For Caregivers, Activity Professionals, Care Providers, Library Workers/by John Schmid
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.
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