Researchers have shown that clearance of the substance amyloid-beta that forms plaques is impaired in individuals with Alzheimer’s. A group of 12 individuals with early Alzheimer’s were compared to 12 cognitively normal individuals of the
Everyone responds instinctively to music. A person’s ability to engage in music often remains intact far into the advanced stages of dementia. Music triggers certain networks of the brain that benefit people suffering from difficulties with language, cognition, or motor control.
Busy Farmer Fidget Quilt -- Tactile Fun and Hand Activities
A Fidget Quilt can be used by Alzheimers, Dementia or Brain Trauma Patients. It has attachments to keep restless fingers busy, touching and playing with the items. Items have to be tightly anchored as they will get a workout! Common Items and Textures help to elicit curiosity, memories or awareness in these patients. I can remember my Grandma picking at her blanket, over and over when she was in the later stages of Alzheimer’s. I wish we had know about these then! These Quilts are made…