This section is dedicated to help Caregivers better cope with Caring for loved ones with Dementia or Alzheimer’s during this difficult time. Throughout our site, we have provided tools to help with many of the challenges you will be experiencing in isolation and social distancing. Check out Home Activities for some things to do in order to relieve stress and entertain yourself and your loved one.
In addition, 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 continue to introduce you to some of them.
inews: Memory Haven: Three teenagers invent award-winning app for people with dementia.
Healthline: Covid 19 – 9 Tips for communicating virtually with a loved one. The latest updates and resources.
Mayo Clinic: How to help a Caregiver
Global News A Queen’s University study found Alzheimer patients have less of the hormone irisin which has led them to create ways of boosting irisin in the brain.
CTV News Electric Stimulation ‘a promising advancement’ for reversing memory loss
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
The HiLois app lets circle members instantly send messages and photos to the VIP. The VIP receives the messages with a cheerful chime. No action required. The photos and messages enter into a slide-like carrousel that can run continuously.
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…
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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