Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Pine Cone Flowers: Activities for Dementia Patients

For family caregivers who are longing for spring, March can feel like a tease. The occasional early crocus appears on the lawn, but trees remain stubbornly bare. Days finally grow longer, but the weather can be unpredictable – jumping from warm and breezy to cold and snowy.
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Herbal Sachet: Activities for Dementia Patients

Winter’s long, dark days can be a difficult time for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Chilly days and icy sidewalks can limit time outdoors, forcing caregivers to get creative with engaging activities for their loved one with dementia.
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Tactile Stimulation Pillow: Activities for Dementia Patients

Sensory stimulation has been shown to benefit patients with dementia. In particular, studies have shown that tactile stimulation can increase feelings of trust and relaxation in patients with dementia while giving caregivers a positive way to interact with their patient or loved one.
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Wood Holiday Packages: Activities for Dementia Patients

The holidays are a time of passing along memories and traditions from one generation to the next. For a family with a loved one with dementia, it is also a time of lost memories and adjusting traditions to fit a new reality. It can be a bittersweet time, but preparing ahead can help keep the holidays special for the whole family.