Monthly Archives February 2013

Join us on April 18th for a free full day workshop entitled “Caring for a Loved One with Dementia”

Advantage Home Care and Fall Brook Woods Assisted Living will jointly sponsor a free full day workshop entitled “Caring for a Loved One with Dementia”  on Thursday, April 18th. The workshop presenter will be Darlene Field, the former Director of Education and Training at the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter and a recognized authority in the field. This workshop is for family and friends of those suffering from dementia and it will provide education, information and strategies to provide care for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s’ Disease and related dementias. The workshop will be hosted by Fall Brook Woods Assisted Living located
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Alzheimer’s and the Jigsaw Puzzle

An 80-piece jigsaw puzzle. No problem for a 9-year-old. Bit of a challenge for an 86-year-old with Alzheimer’s. My mother loves puzzles. The lower shelf of her plant stand is filled with ones she bought just over the past year at yard sales and second hand stores. Boxes brimming with intricate, tiny pieces — 500, 1000, 2000. As soon as she got home, she’d sit down at her card table and, following the simple strategy she had perfected decades ago, began separating the edge pieces. She would start with gusto and intense concentration, but I think she only managed to
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Categories: Alzheimer's/Dementia and Blog.