To recognize World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in September, CRE Salamanca created a highly visual infographic that captures the nature of repetitive symptoms and their impact on the lives of people living with dementia. Repetitive symptoms are often misunderstood and create frustration and exhaustion for clients and their family/professional caregivers. It is important to remember that people with dementia cannot control their symptoms. #Alzheimer'sDementiaCaregiving

Living With The Repetitive Symptoms of Dementia

Repetitive symptoms are often misunderstood and create frustration and exhaustion for clients and their family/professional caregivers. It is important to remember that people with dementia cannot control their symptoms.

Communication is vital to our well-being. People living with dementia slowly lose their language skills and their ensuing quality of life.  Here are some tips to help communicating with people living with dementia.

10 Communication Strategies for Dementia Care

A bunch of things to know about dementia Communication is vital to our well-being. People living with dementia slowly lose their language skills and their ensuing quality of life. Here are some tips to help communicating with people living with dementia.

How to cope and live with a loved one who has dementia | Commandments to live by as a caregiver while caring for someone who has dementia and Alzheimer's

Our new reality living with my grandfather who has dementia

How to cope and live with a loved one who has dementia Commandments to live by as a caregiver while caring for someone who has dementia and Alzheimer's

Adapting and modifying games for seniors is necessary for all sorts of different reasons. As well as for those living with dementia, games need to be modified for those who use wheelchairs and those with impaired vision or sensory loss.

Games for People Living with Dementia

games, Adapting and modifying games for seniors is necessary for all sorts of different reasons. As well as for those living with dementia, games need to be modified for those who use wheelchairs and those with impaired vision or sensory loss.

Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of the senses such as taste, smell, sight, hearing, and touch. Sensory stimulation is a key component for improving the quality of life of people living with dementia.

Sensory Stimulation for Dementia Care

Dementia Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of the senses such as taste, smell, vison, hearing, and touch. Sensory stimulation enables us to engage with the environment and communicate in multiple and complex ways.

This fun and simple game is great for seniors including people living with dementia. Includes well known sayings, idioms and proverbs that they will remember fr

Finish the Sayings and Proverbs Game

Finish the Sayings and Proverbs Game: This fun and simple game is great for seniors including people living with dementia. Includes well known sayings, idioms and proverbs that they will remember from their past.

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Living With Dementia: The Practical, Legal & Financial Considerations. Includes: Early stage signs/symptoms, tips for retaining independence in the home, Power of Attorney, & advanced directive info

Gentle exercise for the arms as well as an opportunity to socialize! Great for game for the elderly. Also suitable for people living with dementia.

Balloon Games

Music has been proven to be very beneficial for the elderly in long term care, particularly those living with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. Here are some wonderful free playlists of famous songs from the 40s, 50s

Free Music Playlists for the Elderly

Music therapy Music has been proven to be very beneficial for the elderly in long term care, particularly those living with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. Here are some wonderful free playlists of famous songs from the

Twiddlemuffs (or twiddlemitts) are knitted hand-warmers that provide sensory stimulation for people living with dementia.   They keep restless hands busy and soothe and comfort those who are anxious or agitated.

How to make Twiddlemuffs

Twiddlemuffs (or twiddlemitts) are knitted hand-warmers that provide sensory stimulation for people living with dementia. They keep restless hands busy and soothe and comfort those who are anxious or agitated.

Coloring for seniors is a therapeutic and satisfying activity. Research into the effects of coloring activities for people living with dementia show positive outcomes, most notably a decrease in agitation and anxiety.

The Benefits of Coloring-in for the Elderly

Art-Based Activities Coloring for seniors is a therapeutic and satisfying activity. Research into the effects of coloring activities for people living with dementia show positive outcomes, most notably a decrease in agitation and anxiety.

Rain sticks are well loved by babies and older children. They are also particularly good for people living with dementia.  They remind people of the sound of gently falling rain, which is harmonious and relaxing.

Sensory Rain Sticks

DEMENTIA CARE Rain sticks are well loved by babies and older children. They are also particularly good for people living with dementia. They remind people of the sound of gently falling rain, which is harmonious and relaxing.

Sensory stimulation with familiar scents. A fun activity for seniors and the elderly living with dementia.

Scent Guessing

Games for People Living with Dementia Adapting and modifying gFiniScent Guessing Sensory stimulation with familiar scents. A fun activity for seniors and the elderly living with dementia.

Challenging behavior  is common in people living with dementia and is considered one of the most difficult issues facing staff in residential care and caregivers at home. It is important to try and understand why the person is behaving in a particular way and remember that it is the behavior that is challenging and not the person.

How to Respond to Challenging Behavior

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