Posted on January 15, 2020 in Dementia CraftsSensory 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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Posted on December 11, 2019 in Dementia CraftsThe 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.
Posted on November 15, 2019 in Dementia CraftsAs we approach Thanksgiving and other family holidays, it’s natural for families with a loved one with dementia to feel trepidatious about upcoming gatherings. They are thankful to be able to celebrate another holiday with their loved one, but they are also well aware that the noise, crowds, and change in routine can be upsetting to someone with dementia.
Posted on October 10, 2019 in Dementia CraftsHalloween is an exciting time of year for kids. But for families caring for a loved one with dementia, it can mean extra worries and safety concerns.
Posted on September 11, 2019 in Dementia CraftsAfter the heat of summer, the cooler temperatures of fall can be a welcome relief. If a loved one with dementia has stayed inside with the air conditioning, they can now enjoy outdoor activities and get in some walks in the fresh air.
Posted on July 31, 2019 in Dementia CraftsCrafts are one of the best activities for a loved one with dementia. There are a wide range of possibilities suited to each individual’s interests and skill level – and the benefits are incredible.