Many homeworkers are working secretly behind their laptop in their pajamas, but such an outfit is certainly not appreciated in the office. Yet it is increasingly seen in elderly facilities in Europe, especially in people-oriented memory care facilities. Staff in people-oriented memory care facilities feel it helps promote sleep at night and reduces pacing and […]

Enjoy St Patrick’s day with Alzheimer

St Patrick’s Day, on March 17, was a religious feast day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick. Nowadays, it largely celebrates Irish-American culture in the United States. How to celebrate St Patrick’s with Alzheimer? St. Patrick’s Day offers endless activity ideas and is a fun to celebrate event also for those who […]

Can people with autism make and keep friends?

The majority of children and adults on the autism spectrum need help in learning how to act in various social situations. They often may want to interact with others, but may not know how to engage friends or may be overwhelmed by the idea alone. Developing social skills through practice helps to enhance participation, as […]

Reminiscence how and why

Studies suggest that reminiscence therapy should be used as part of routine treatment for elderly with memory loss, particularly those living in memory care facilities and other senior living communities. Reminiscence refers to the act of recalling of memories from the past. It is something we do every day, but for someone with Alzheimer’s encouraging […]

Tips to celebrate holidays with Alzheimer

Tips to celebrate holidays with Alzheimer The holidays are often celebrated with presents, food and quality time spent with family and friends. But they can also bring stress, disappointment and sadness. Celebrating holidays with Alzheimer may cause a special sense of loss. For caregivers, they will remember the happy memories of the past, but may […]

Why music activates Alzheimer patients

Music has been known to affect those with dementia and Alzheimer’s, but why music activates Alzheimer patients, has not always been clear. Lately more and more research is done into the effects of music and activity on the daily lives of people with dementia. Because, even when talking is no longer possible, contact is still possible via […]

The why, how, and what: apathy in dementia

Apathy in Dementia Apathetic behaviors are the most common “neuropsychiatric symptoms” associated with dementia, and occur in up to 90% of people with dementia at some point in their illness. These behaviors can cause significant stress for the caregiver, as these patients often require extra time and effort to provide care for. Even when a […]

The Patient’s Story

I met Enrique at a small boarding house where he was trying out our software on the table. Asking him how he liked the table, he looked at me with a big smile. “I don’t know, I have never used it”. But inviting him at the table, he was able to play the games instantly […]

Dementia and technological innovations

Time has not yet brought a cure for Dementia and/or Alzheimer, but it has brought new technological innovations that can help patients to be safer and more comfortable. Dementia can be frightening and overwhelming — for both caregivers and the ones living with the disease. New technologies that seem successful thus far, help ease anxiety, establish […]

Simon Says ideas!

With all the restrictions that apply around the Covid rules, elderly activities have also changed enormously. We hear that residents for safety reasons often stay alone in their room or that external visits in particular are excluded. A big challenge for the coordinator of the elderly activities! To give you some inspiration, we like to […]