Stages of Dementia. Poor judgment, memory deficit, irritability, apathy, indifference, pacing, restlessness, and agitation may signal a patient has developed dementia.

Stages of Dementia. Poor judgment, memory deficit, irritability, apathy, indifference, pacing, restlessness, and agitation may signal a patient has developed dementia.

A Fidget Quilt can be used by Alzheimers, Dementia or Brain Trauma Patients. It has attachments to keep restless fingers busy, touching and playing with the items. Items have to be tightly anchored as they will get a workout! Common Items and Textures help to elicit curiosity, memories or awareness in these patients. I can remember my Grandma picking at her blanket, over and over when she was in the later stages of Alzheimer’s. I wish we had known about these then! These Quilts are made…

A Fidget Quilt can be used by Alzheimers, Dementia or Brain Trauma Patients. It has attachments to keep restless fingers busy, touching and playing with the items. Items have to be tightly anchored as they will get a workout! Common Items and Textures help to elicit curiosity, memories or awareness in these patients. I can remember my Grandma picking at her blanket, over and over when she was in the later stages of Alzheimer’s. I wish we had known about these then! These Quilts are made…

SUNDOWNING occurs most often in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s/other dementias. Studies estimate up to 20 % of persons with Alzheimer's/other dementias will experience increased confusion, anxiety & agitation as the day ends (sun sets). Others may experience changes in their sleep schedule & restlessness during the night. These disruptions in the sleep-wake cycle often lead to more behavioral problems causing a serious challenge for families. ~ Lori

SUNDOWNING occurs most often in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s/other dementias. Studies estimate up to 20 % of persons with Alzheimer's/other dementias will experience increased confusion, anxiety & agitation as the day ends (sun sets). Others may experience changes in their sleep schedule & restlessness during the night. These disruptions in the sleep-wake cycle often lead to more behavioral problems causing a serious challenge for families. ~ Lori

A Fidget Quilt can be used by Alzheimers, Dementia or Brain Trauma Patients. It has attachments to keep restless fingers busy, touching and playing with the items. Items have to be tightly anchored as they will get a workout! Common Items and Textures help to elicit curiosity, memories or awareness in these patients. I can remember my Grandma picking at her blanket, over and over when she was in the later stages of Alzheimer’s. I wish we had know about these then! These Quilts are made…

A Fidget Quilt can be used by Alzheimers, Dementia or Brain Trauma Patients. It has attachments to keep restless fingers busy, touching and playing with the items. Items have to be tightly anchored as they will get a workout! Common Items and Textures help to elicit curiosity, memories or awareness in these patients. I can remember my Grandma picking at her blanket, over and over when she was in the later stages of Alzheimer’s. I wish we had know about these then! These Quilts are made…

7 Stages of Alzheimers Disease Infographic - Subscribe to Life's Learning's blog at: http://lifeslearning.org/ Counselors, join us at: Facebook.com/LifesLearningForCounselors Facebook for everyone: www.facebook.com/LifesLearningForEveryone

7 Stages of Alzheimers Disease Infographic - Subscribe to Life's Learning's blog at: http://lifeslearning.org/ Counselors, join us at: Facebook.com/LifesLearningForCounselors Facebook for everyone: www.facebook.com/LifesLearningForEveryone

Dementia Progression, Length Dementia Stages, End-Stage Dementia, Early Stage Dementia

Dementia Progression, Length Dementia Stages, End-Stage Dementia, Early Stage Dementia

Have you ever wondered why music therapy for dementia is so powerful? One reason is that music triggers pleasure points in the brain allowing us to recall good feelings.  The Power of Music: Why it Works for Dementia By now, you’ve probably seen or heard the video. An elderly man, in the throes of late stage dementia, is slumped over a wheelchair, unresponsive. When the nursing home staff gives him headphones and play familiar music from decades before on an iPod, he literally comes alive…

Have you ever wondered why music therapy for dementia is so powerful? One reason is that music triggers pleasure points in the brain allowing us to recall good feelings. The Power of Music: Why it Works for Dementia By now, you’ve probably seen or heard the video. An elderly man, in the throes of late stage dementia, is slumped over a wheelchair, unresponsive. When the nursing home staff gives him headphones and play familiar music from decades before on an iPod, he literally comes alive…

Rather than focusing on the disease and impairment, we should aim to identify each person's strengths and remaining abilities and find activities to support these. Here are 15 ways to support and engage people living with late stage Alzheimer's Disease.

Rather than focusing on the disease and impairment, we should aim to identify each person's strengths and remaining abilities and find activities to support these. Here are 15 ways to support and engage people living with late stage Alzheimer's Disease.

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