Teenager hero

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Yesterday I attended a class at the Alzheimer Association to become a speaker on occasions for them. With me walked in a teenager who also took the course. He is 16 years old and his grandma has Alzheimer’s and he has seen from close by and now is determined to raise awareness for the cause. Great guy. In the link the Alzheimer’s Association which has such a wealth of resources that it should really be everyone’s first stop when confronted with the disease.

Read all about it HERE

Get ready for Alzheimer’s care, fix the home first

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The National Institute on Aging has created a 44-page booklet with a checklist to make each room in the home a safer environment for someone with dementia. Alzheimer’s progresses differently in each person, but here are some general principles that may be helpful to everyone who is going to be involved in your alzheimer’s care.

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Beer to help Alzheimer’s

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The Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas is teaming up with the Douglas Design District to raise money and awareness during June, which is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.

Their main fundraiser, Ale to #EndAlz, runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hopping Gnome, 1710 E. Douglas.

A firkin, or small cask, of specialty beer will be tapped for the evening, and all of those proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Closer to Nature – Interactive Installation Design for Elderly with Dementia

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See the innovative approach Carlijn Valk, a Dutch Industrial Designer working on her Ph.D. has used to bring nature closer to elderly patients with dementia and how it has helped them feel positive and think back about their past experiences.

The work was featured in the Dutch Design Week 2015 and has been presented during the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health in Porto, Portugal and published in the Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health – Volume 1: ICT4AWE,

A wonderful installation, built and tested in three homes in the Netherlands.

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When it runs in the family

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Just imagine how your life would change if you knew that you would contract Alzheimer’s in your lifetime. Would you choose a different career? Would you do thing different or not do certain things?

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The future may not be so grim

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According to The Scientific American:

A Rare Success against Alzheimer’s,” by researchers Miia Kivipelto and Krister Håkansson, the future may not be quite so grim. In fact, studies show that reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia may include factors as simple as “good diet, exercise, an active social life and the achievement of higher educational levels.”

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Teenage caretaker

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Today a wonderful story about a teenager, so committed to helping his grandmother with her Alzheimer’s that he even moves in with her.

As soon as he gets home, he helps his grandmother to the restroom. Then, he helps her to the couch and watches “Dr. Phil” with her. A little later, he will prepare her dinner and spoon-feed her. They’ll watch a few more television shows before he gets her ready for bed. He will take her to the restroom again and then help her into bed. He’s learned to watch for signs of seizures and knows which medicines to give.

Read all about it HERE

Books for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s

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The story in our link for today talks about someone who found out that her mother with Alzheimer’s was still capable of reading a passage.

Now she publishes books specifically designed for people with dementia and alzheimer’s that have some special functionality to help them get through the book easily.

 

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Is your name really that important?

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Good article about the issue with Alzheimer’s patients not recalling names often. It does not really matter as long as you don’t make an issue out of it. They won’t. They will just enjoy your love and friendship as much if they actually do not recall your name.

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