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.
So, the bottom line here is: If you, or those in your care enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea, it’s fine to include it as part of your daily habit. And, as the studies suggest, it can be part of a healthy lifestyle.
It is up to us to keep our loved ones as safe as we can from those who would try to prey on their emotions through sales pitches.
Another person in the class said that they had heard it put that, “We are who we are, and as we age, we become more so.”
Staying connected and taking part in activities helps a person with dementia feel less isolated.
Don’t forget to also engage your emotions. If you include your feelings, you are more likely you are to remember something.
If you are still wondering what to get someone who due to dementia might forget the gift shortly after receiving it, I just may have stumbled across the perfect answer. I just received an email about something called ‘Fidget Quilts‘ . It looks like I’m a bit late to the party, as these don’t seem…
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I recently came across a study that provides one of those sparks of joy and reason to celebrate while caregiving.
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