Innovations and Interesting Stuff

Innovations and Interesting Stuff2018-10-30T18:48:12+00:00

There are many diverse and imaginative innovations that have been created specifically to help care givers and families assist a loved one through the stages of Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

There are new technologies, research breakthroughs, products, articles, creative exercise therapies, ideas and inventions, continually, in the Alzheimer’s and Dementia treatment field.

We will introduce you to some of them.

This section of our website is devoted to helping you keep apprised of timely research and gizmos.

The power of music

Music Memories New BBC website connects dementia patients with the songs they love.

Music’s ability to soothe the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s
“Music can somehow take you to a place of your youth, or an important part of your life you may not otherwise have access to.”

Photographs can bring back memories

A photographic treatment for people with dementia
“He was able to speak for five minutes in a row. That image triggered something very deep in him, a very deep memory that made him feel so strong. In those minutes, it was like he had no disease at all.”

Books to help kids relate to loved ones with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Canadian indie publisher, Flipturn Publishing, with storyteller and Registered Social Work and Dementia Care Expert, Jaclyn Guenette, have created two books to help children when a loved-one is touched by dementia.

                

The award-winning illustrated children’s book, Weeds in Nana’s Garden, helps explain Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias. Extending from her personal experience with her mother, this book about the touching bond between grand-daughter and her Nan, cultivates understanding of dementia diseases.

I Smile For Grandpa, explores the special relationship between a grandfather and his grandchild. Using colourful illustrations by Kathryn Harrison, dementia is compassionately presented through the innocent eyes of a child.

Each book includes a helpful kid-friendly Q&A section and all purchases support the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Dancing is good for the brain as well as the body… 

Animal therapy, the power and benefits of a four-footed fluffy friend…

Man Coping With Dementia Falls In Love With A Rescue Dog

When this neglected dog was rescued, he didn't know how to act around people. All Louis needed was love, and so his foster mom got an idea — she introduced him to her dad, who suffers from dementia. Today on Soulmates, watch how Louis and his dad immediately clicked, helped each other cope and started loving every minute they get to spend together 😭❤️️

Posted by Soulmates on Sunday, May 20, 2018

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Mayo Clinic Newsletter
Sign up for the Mayo Clinics online newsletters. There are fabulous articles which cover every aspect of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

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