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Have you ever wondered why music therapy for dementia is so powerful? One reason is that music triggers pleasure points in the brain allowing us to recall good feelings. The Power of Music: Why it Works for Dementia By now, you’ve probably seen or heard the video. An elderly man, in the throes of late stage dementia, is slumped over a wheelchair, unresponsive. When the nursing home staff gives him headphones and play familiar music from decades before on an iPod, he literally comes alive…
SUNDOWNING occurs most often in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s/other dementias. Studies estimate up to 20 % of persons with Alzheimer's/other dementias will experience increased confusion, anxiety & agitation as the day ends (sun sets). Others may experience changes in their sleep schedule & restlessness during the night. These disruptions in the sleep-wake cycle often lead to more behavioral problems causing a serious challenge for families. ~ Lori
Stitched by Georgie Meadows. Part of twenty textile artworks which explore personal experiences of ageing and dementia. Meadows creates delicate pieces whose tangled threads are both a metaphor for the scrambling of neural connections during degenerative illness and a tender and tactile form of portraiture. Meadows’ concern with the primacy of visual communication in the act of caring, when logic and speech are often elusive, gives the portraits a meditative empathy.