January is National Puzzle Month Put simply, a puzzle poses a problem to be solved. The problem-solving process is a cognitive exercise –Puzzles do have therapeutic value! Simple puzzles open the door for reminiscing and discussing fond memories, in addition to having a good sense of accomplishment when the last piece is placed. Each person Read More
The Strange Face In The Mirror
To a senior with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, mirrors can cause challenging dementia behavior. Many times looking into a mirror is not a pleasurable experience and at times can even be terrifying. They may see an apparition of strange faces, or distortion of their face, or hallucinations like monsters, faces of deceased relatives, or even animals. Read More
Is my forgetfulness normal?
What’s considered normal when it comes to forgetfulness? Truth time: Have you gone to the pantry and forgotten what you were looking for? Do you struggle with remembering your new neighbors’ names? After you talk to someone about Alzheimer’s, do you privately wonder if you are heading down that slippery slope? There’s something about talking Read More
Does Your Path lead to Dementia?
Worrying about Getting Dementia If you are a family caregiver for a parent who has Dementia or Alzheimer’s, it’s not uncommon to worry, “How will I know if I have dementia?” In fact, for some caregivers, it’s a constant fear because we’ve all heard that if someone in your family is diagnosed with dementia, then Read More