Adapted Activities for dementia patients in the home environment

Adapted Activities for dementia patients in the home environment Created by : Kristine Niskanen A person living with dementia has the same needs as everyone else.  The person wants to socialize, participate in engaging activities, interact with family, be included in household activities and to be asked for advice.  The person still wants and needs…

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Engaging Alzheimer’s Activities

Engaging Alzheimer’s Activities: Appropriate Activities for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Nurturing connection and cognitive function, engaging Alzheimer’s activities play a crucial role in addressing the challenges posed by Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative condition. Both individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers face significant hurdles, but introducing purposeful and stimulating activities into daily routines can yield…

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What is the Montessori Method?

In this post, we answer the question: What is the Montessori Method? The Montessori approach for older people with cognitive problems is based on the Montessori method created by Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori was born in Italy in 1870. She was the first female doctor in her country. She studied psychology, mathematics, and education….

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Prepare for the Future in LTC

Q: How can the training and implementation of the adapted Montessori method of care equip us to meet the challenges that LTC owners and executives face as they prepare for the future in LTC? Additionally, it’s important to consider how the choice of care method is instrumental in our success in overcoming these challenges. A:…

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Montessori-Based Activities Help People with Dementia

Montessori activities adapted for those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia represent an innovative and unique way of creating a greater constructive engagement and a sense of accomplishment in their daily lives. In this article, we’ll tell you how Montessori-based activities help people with dementia. Adapted environments (materials, lighting, etc.) are set up so…

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Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia

Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia – Explaining the Difference: Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia are both types of progressive dementias, but they have distinct differences in terms of causes, symptoms, progression, and treatment. Both conditions are complex, and the exact cause and progression can vary from person to person. Early and accurate diagnosis is crucial…

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Visiting a Loved One Living with Dementia

18 Tips to make visiting a loved one living with dementia more meaningful and positive. Visiting a loved one living with dementia requires patience, understanding, and adaptability. Sometimes family members are hesitant to visit because they feel awkward – unsure of what to do or say. This can mean fewer visits and more isolation for…

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The Memory Care Environment

The Memory Care Environment: 12 Characteristics of a Memory- Friendly Care Environment – The memory care environment that is deemed to be memory-friendly is thoughtfully designed to cater to the needs and challenges of individuals with cognitive impairments, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It emphasizes minimizing potential sources of confusion, anxiety, and frustration while…

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Importance of Cognitive Disorders Training

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The Importance of Cognitive Disorders Training – Cognitive disorders, encompassing conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, have become increasingly prevalent as our population ages. These disorders can have a profound impact on individuals and their families, affecting memory, thinking, and behavior. However, the profound impact can be lessened when we understand the importance of cognitive…

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Montessori for Seniors

Montessori for Seniors…the Montessori Approach to Aging – Montessori for seniors, also known as the Montessori approach to aging, is an adaptation of the Montessori educational philosophy that is tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by older adults, particularly those with cognitive impairments or dementia. The Montessori method, originally developed by Dr….

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