Those who maintained muscle strength were significantly less likely to go on to develop memory impairment or Alzheimer’s disease.
Remember, at the end of the day, we can only do what we can do to make a home a safe place for our loved one. My sister and I would tell each other all the time, “We’re doing the best we can, and so is Mama.”
The important thing here is to keep your loved one as active and social as possible while continuing to treat them with dignity and honor.
I Googled benefits of bingo, and….bingo! there it was!
I would like to suggest a second set of 3R’s for this season of our lives: Remember, Record and Reconnect.
As I read through the entries and scribbles, my heart began to melt. I remembered the various moments of joy, gratefulness and sorrow.
It’s clear that God remembered their actions, but He chose to focus on the good.
The bottom line here is to stay as informed as possible, and if you do experience heartburn, try to take the smallest dose possible to get relief.
He didn’t suddenly change winter to spring, He simply made something beautiful blossom in the middle of it. He didn’t change Mama’s winter season of life, but He brought Amy to blossom in the middle of it.
She toddled over to one of the residents, smiled and reached her hand out to grab her walker. It was as if she put a nickel in the older lady.