Posts Categorized: Companion

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 »

Recommended Reading for Caregivers of Dementia Patients

Nobody understands what it’s like to care for a loved one with dementia like someone who’s been there. What works for one patient won’t necessarily work for another, but through trial and error, from first-hand experience, many caregivers and medical professionals have come up with tips and suggestions to help other caregivers. Here is some… Read more »

Dealing with Caregiver Guilt

By Kim Chernecky According to the Alzheimer’s Association in 2013 alone, “15.5 million family and friends provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of care” to a loved one. Chances are if you are reading this, you are one of them. And as people continue to live longer, those numbers will only increase. While many caregivers… Read more »