Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – How to Plan and Adapt Activities to Engage a Loved One who has Alzheimer’s Disease

When someone we love has Alzheimer’s disease we want to do anything to provide the support and love that he or she needs and deserves.  At the same time, watching someone with this disease takes its toll on a caregiver who can sometimes feel stuck.  This week’s guest, Judith Levy occupational therapist and author of Activities to Do with Your Parent Who Has Alzheimer’s Dementia discusses symptoms related to the varied stages of Dementia and how to adapt activities to help maintain your loved one’s self-care skills, mobility, and socialization. These tasks encourage success and feelings of self-worth for your loved one AND for the caregiver.

Are you looking for an on-line tool that can provide brain training?  This week’s Resource Report features DYNSEO, an APP that offers 2 levels of brain training for those who have no cognitive problems and for those with cognitive losses.  There is also a remote monitoring program whose results can be shared with a health care professional.