3 Overlooked Reminiscence Tools for Seniors

In senior care (especially in the dementia care world), reminiscence has been a recent buzzword. What is a reminiscence tool? Well, many communities facilitate what is called Reminiscence Therapy. Reminiscence tools support this type of therapeutic activity. Essentially, this is a designated time to recall memories of the past. Some of the effects and benefits…

5 Fabulous Gift Ideas for Someone with Dementia at Every Stage

Looking for gift ideas for your loved one with dementia? You’re in the right place! There are many types of dementia— Vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy Body dementia, Korsackoff syndrome, etc. Dementia affects three areas of the brain which go on to impact language, memory, and decision-making. Dementia will manifest itself…

Six Strategies for Combatting Social Isolation in the Elderly

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Social isolation is something that communities across the world are attempting to combat through senior programming and resources. As people age, their loved ones pass away and health conditions arise that can lead to various social and physical barriers. While this is a natural part of ageing, it often leaves older adults lacking social support…

Alexa for Seniors: A Dementia-Friendly Tool

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Households across the world have been adopting Amazon’s Echo (aka Alexa) into their homes. However, Alexa has proved herself useful enough that this trend is extending beyond the single household. Since the Amazon Echo became HIPAA-compliant earlier this year, using Alexa for seniors has become more popular in elderly care communities. This is arguably a…

Guest Post: The Benefits of Animals for People Living With Dementia

The unconditional love and support that pets provide can be a great help to people with dementia. Sean Whiting, Director of country outfitters and pet supply store Houghton Country, explains how. Domestic animals like dogs and cats, as well as birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, and even lizards, provide routine and a sense of responsibility to…