4 Music Activities To Engage Older Adults

This past week I did a 4 day Facebook Live series on using a variety of engaging music activities with older adults.  If you missed this series you can watch it in it’s entirety right here.   Day 1–Singing Day…

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The Longest Day

The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. On June 21, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

 Go Purple June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.    This month is a time to recognize the people living with Alzheimer’s…

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Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week, May 20-26, 2019, unites people, workplaces, schools and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.  According to The Alzheimer’s Society in the U.K., the goal of Dementia Action Week is to encourage…

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Food Activities for People with Dementia

Did you know that May is filled with holidays about food?  In fact there are at least 56  holidays this month that celebrate food.  This week alone, there are 11 of them. 11 Food Holidays Celebrated This Week May 12, National…

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Pizza Mad Libs

6 Benefits of Laughing for Dementia

As we have seen in the previous posts, laughter has many health benefits.  While this is also true for people with dementia, there are some considerations to keep in mind.  First, the loss of cognitive functioning in dementia patients can…

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