The first is a unique solution for the “I want to go home” problem that many with dementia encounter daily. Home, however, is in the mind of the patient, not HOME as the caregiver might understand it. Listen to this podcast on Radiolab (sort of long, but worth it) that offers an excellent solution to the problem. (Tip: Have the Kleenex handy for this one.)
The second approach is one based on research and assistive technology, using touch screen TV to create interactive memory sessions and interactive art and music sessions. These two vastly different and innovative approaches to making life easier for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or related dementias and their caregivers share one common goal: keeping the patient happy and engaged. Learn more here.
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