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
Music and Memory: Is Music Therapy an Effective Dementia Treatment?
Participation in physical and occupational therapy can be crucial in reducing fall risk in people with dementia. With creativity and patience, therapy can be provided to the person with dementia, even when they initially refuse the treatment.
Many patients showing signs of dementia are quickly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease when they might actually suffer from frontotemporal dementia, delaying the appropriate treatment for them, report scientists.
I often used a rolling pin with my clients with dementia in occupational therapy. Movement and stretch at the shoulder, helping the person with flexibility, strength, and endurance, and in a way that the person understands and enjoys.