An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can hit your family like a ton of bricks. What happens now? Will everything change? Will our family lose our independence and our privacy? One of the things we all want to do is to change things at little as possible for as long as we can. Something that seems to work is to continue to engage in the activities you love. Whether this is playing chess or solving a crossword puzzle, make it a goal to keep your loved one active throughout the day as maintaining a fulfilling daily routine is crucial for increasing anyone’s quality of life. If you’re a caregiver, your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia doesn’t have to give up the activities they love. While battling this disease, you might need to make adjustments to each activity in order to better match their abilities. Here are some of my best suggestions:
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If you notice that your loved one is losing interest or becoming irritated, it is most likely time to change or stop the activity.
When it comes to cognitive decline, helping your loved one stay active is crucial. Not only do activities enhance overall health and wellbeing, but they can also reduce feelings of irritation and disorientation. Always remember that your loved one wants to be doing things they enjoy, but sometimes just need help starting their day.
A doctor-recommended light therapy that rejuvenates brain function leading to remarkable health benefits. Choose a light system that fits effortlessly into your daily routine.
A 4-light system to fits into common areas like lounges, game rooms, or libraries where groups of people experience the lights and move freely about the spaces. The lights are synchronized to fill large rooms with safe, rejuvenating light to complement daily routines and planned activities.
Our synchronized 2-light system is best for larger rooms and shared spaces like family rooms and offices. Set them up on either side of the TV and turn them on while you’re watching your favorite programs. Or set them on conference tables or end tables for daily meetings. Think of them like a candle that casts glimmering light to improve concentration and executive function.
We designed Beacon40 Personal to fit into any home or office. Turn it on for at least one hour a day and experience the passive therapy of rejuvenating 40Hz light. Use them in any room at home while you answer emails, during meals or while you go about your daily routines. Use voice controls to set your personal preferences including tone, brightness and schedule.