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…

Hearing Loss can cause social isolation but can also affect your brain and cause dementia

Do you frequently ask your spouse to repeat her or himself? Have you continued to turn the TV up louder and louder over the years? Do you resist going to loud restaurants because you can’t keep up with conversations? If you’re like 20 percent of Americans and an astounding 66 percent of those over 70,…

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…

Thanksgiving is all about family traditions: green bean casserole on the good china, the grandkids fighting over the wishbone, a huge wedge of Aunt Sue’s pumpkin pie, and everyone nodding off in front of the game. However, if one of your family members has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you may need to make some…

Did You Know …? Living Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s, with the number of those suffering with the disease reaching an estimated 5.2 million in 2014. Numbers like these make the likelihood that you know someone—even love someone—with this disease very high! Dying Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause…

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:…

Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert: Memory Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia May Ehresman, Executive Director of Rittenhouse Senior Living of Indianapolis   Q: After much soul searching and careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer care for my husband who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease approximately 2 years ago. I thought making…