Thursday, July 17, 2008

Those with Alzheimer's connect with the past

Those with Alzheimer's in the early to mid stages have long term memory recall.

Old favorite programs like Lawrence Welk and Mitch Miller san bring many happy moments to these Alzheimer's persons.

Also magazines and books that remind Alzheimer's individuals of past experiences are a great tool for caregivers and others to use to brighten an Alzheimer's persons day

Here is an excerpt for an article from HealthCentral.com - Arlington,VA,USA
by Carol Bradley Bursack
Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The point of this? My sister was told that her colleague's mother, who was viewing the program, had said to the adult child, "Lawrence Welk looks wonderful. He just doesn't age!" To her, Lawrence Welk is alive and well and not aging, since she's seeing him on television.

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