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Five Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients | by Linda Brendle

Just resting!Keeping Alzheimer’s patients active and involved is one of the big challenges a caregiver faces. A few months ago I found a page on the Alzheimer’s Association website that offers suggestions for activities, and I referenced it in a post about what can go wrong with these suggestions. 

Today I’m sharing five more that might work out a little better.

Color pictures

Mom and Dad were not the coloring kind, but I met a man in Florida who was. On Valentine’s Day, a group from my church made cupcakes and Valentines for the residents of a local veterans’ home. Our liaison at the home timed our visit to coincide with morning coffee so most of the veterans were in the common area. I visited with several people, and then one gentleman asked me to sit and talk with him. I listened to his stories about his family and his adventures, and before I left he said he wanted to give me something. He disappeared to his room and returned with a beautifully colored picture of an Indian chief that had been carefully torn from a coloring book. (more…)

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Senior Humor – Edition 6 | by Linda Brendle

I’ve been cruising the senior humor sites again, and here are a few stories I thought were worth repeating. There are links to previous editions of Senior Humor at the bottom of this post.

A pious man who had reached the age of 105 suddenly stopped going to synagogue. Alarmed by the old fellow’s absence after so many years of faithful attendance, the Rabbi went to see him. (more…)

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