Posts Tagged: Alzheimer’s

Men Who Care; Supporting the Male Caregiver

Historically women have been recognized as the world’s caregivers. They provide care for their families, their spouses, their aging parents and grandparents, but in today’s world, more and more men are assuming the role of caregiver. Females are traditionally considered nurturers while males (traditionally) are not. So what happens when those roles are reversed? How… Read more »

The Frightened, Bewildered, Apprehensive, Anxious, Angry, Alzheimer’s Patient

By Bob De Marco Alzheimer’s Reading Room Don’t get angry at the actions of someone that is deeply forgetful. Instead start asking yourself why are they reacting the way they are? How are they feeling (them, not you)? Bored, frightened, bewildered, apprehensive, anxious and angry. I can say that every one of those words applied… Read more »

75 Fun Activities to do with a Dementia Patient

 Fold a basket of washcloths  Sort Socks  Flip through old pictures  Listen to music  Clip coupons  Go for a walk  Take a ride by the beach or a favorite quiet place  Visit an old friend  Sing old songs together  Enjoy a visit with a calm pet  Enjoy a manicure  Visit the hairdresser  Shop for groceries… Read more »