This Is Us and Alzheimer's

The latest storyline on This Is Us will feel familiar to many with aging parents: the worry of whether the small moments of absentmindedness we observe from our parents may actually be indications of a larger decline in their health. The character, Randall, is one of Rebecca’s three adult children. In recent episodes, he has…

Empathy Through Art has partnered with the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, Between2Clouds and Friends, and Imurj – The Artists’ Cafe to host an Art-a-thon – an event that bridges artistic expression and charitable giving. Teams of 4-5 artists are tasked with producing multimedia art performances in a Hack-A-Thon style format. The theme is “building…

Alzheimer's Dementia Patient Listens to Music for Memories

If you are caring for a loved one with conditions that affect the memory and cognition, like Alzheimer’s or dementia, you know that they rely on you for activities to stimulate the mind, fill their days, and relieve stress. Planning and guiding your loved ones through activities can help slow the decline of motor skills…

Dining with Dementia

Our occupational therapist with Galberth Health would like to share a few tips to help improve the dining experience for residents with dementia and their caregivers. 1. Minimize distractions. Adjust noise levels and visual disturbances so that there is less competing stimuli during mealtime. 2. Simplify the setting. Remove “busy” linen and/or tableware that will…

Face of Alzheimers Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the fourth leading cause of death of Americans, after heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Worldwide, over 47 million people have the disease, and 76 million are expected to have the disease by 2030. While it is most commonly a condition of the elderly, doctors have discovered that even people in their 40’s,…

May 16th, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Art of Making Memories The Art of Making Memories is the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual spring benefit brings together hundreds of community members and business leaders in support of care and cure for families living with Alzheimer’s. The benefit features framed, original artwork created by individuals in the…

assisted living in columbus

Check out the list of events for any assisted living in Columbus, and you’ll think you’re looking at the activities calendar for a cruise ship. You’ll find everything from yoga classes to card games to trips to a variety of interesting locations. That’s because staff members at these communities know that seniors who are interacting…

Men’s Health recently posted an infographic, featuring risk factors for young-onset Dementia.  According to researchers in Switzerland, the following 9 factors are responsible for about 68% of cases. “While the syndrome normally hits in your late 60s, at least 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 suffer from something called young-onset dementia The good news:…

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Study: Sleep Loss Could Indicate Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease by Stuart Mapes Disrupted sleep could mean a number of things, and recently scientists have found a connection between sleep loss and Alzheimer’s. Preclinical Alzheimer’s patients may not notice any cognitive symptoms at first, and the progression to full-blown Alzheimer’s is often gradual. Sleep loss,…

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Tips for the caregiver of an Alzheimer’s Patient Provided by The Alzheimer’s Association Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia can be overwhelming and is often described as “The 36 Hour Day.”  The caregiver must cope with declining abilities and difficult behaviors.  Basic activities of daily living often become hard…

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