Alzheimer's disease is known as the "A" word. The disease does not have to be thought of as an immediate death sentence. There are things that can be done to slow down the progression of the disease. There are medications now available known for slowing down the disease.
One of the essential elements in the process is to keep the brain active by providing activities that are challenging and capable of exercising the brain. Activities such as card games, word puzzles, and Sudoku are good games to do just that. More importantly, having the caregiver and family members participate in the activity process will provide support and encouragement for your loved one.
A new tool, just introduced to our agency, is called the Preservation Pack. This was designed by the grandson and caregiver of an AD patient. The purpose of the Preservation Pack is to maintain attention, language skills, and memory. It is designed with 60 cards containing 15 various retro images.
If you would like to learn more about this, please visit www.preservationpack.com. You can also contact our office at 860.676.4441 with additional questions.