Music therapy for Alzheimer’s

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Three health occupation students at Whittier Tech are using music therapy as a way to help patients with Alzheimer’s disease communicate with family and friends.

After watching “Alive Inside” — a film that follows Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he works to combat memory loss in patients through the use of music — juniors Allasandra Thompson, of Haverhill, Larissa Havey, of Amesbury and Emily Shal, of Amesbury, wanted to replicate the process.

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Keep this in mind, when caring for an Alzheimer’s patient

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You may not be a professional caregiver but as family of the Alzheimer’s patient you will be confronted with caring for them and interacting with them before you know it. The article in the link for today gives some important basic principles and reminders to help you through the first period.

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What if you know you’ll have Alzheimer’s some day?

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In 2013, Ms Gregory and a few others started a nonprofit group and created a website (ApoE4.info) where the community could gather. Today the group has more than 2,000 members. They pore over medical journals, reach out to top researchers in the field and share notes about their experiments with diet, exercise and other lifestyle modifications.

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After the diagnosis

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……..It’s not always bad. There’s good research on this about happiness and diagnoses. When people get diagnosed with a chronic terminal medical condition, oftentimes their mood can decrease, but if you give it enough time, usually they kind of bounce back a little bit – they start to cope with this,……

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Time for Alzheimer’s caregivers

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A new study suggests that caregivers need and want to access support resources and that perhaps the experience of caregiving has made them consider the possibility of their own future needs. And there is no doubt that the current number and expected increase in the foreseeable future of individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease will necessitate it.

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