But Who Will Take Care of the Women? [3 Things to Consider]

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, women represent ⅔ of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, women over the age of 65 are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are breast cancer. Those are some staggering statistics. In general, it tends to be women who are the planners, organizers, main points of contact,…

5 Thanksgiving Activities for Carers

With the holiday season approaching, family caregivers and care home staff can turn typical days into fun, seasonal experiences for those living with dementia. Throughout the month of November, try these engaging, Thanksgiving-related activities. Bake a Family Recipe Pecan pie? Green bean casserole? Cheesy potatoes? Find out their signature holiday dish or a favorite Thanksgiving…

We engAGE Project | Dementia & The Arts

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“Art is like chocolate for the brain” – Dr. Gene Cohen Dr. Gene Cohen is the founder of the National Centre for Creative Ageing (NCCA). Dr. Cohen suggested that as cognitive ability deteriorates with dementia, creative inhibitions decrease. This offers opportunities for new ways of communication through creative engagement. Dementia is predicted to double in…