The Benefits of Physical Therapy For People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia


Physical movement and exercise are beneficial for everyone, and it’s no different for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. As the disease progresses, individuals living with dementia are losing cognitive skills which affect how they talk…and walk. Vision can also become impaired as part of the disease. Spatial awareness is compromised and they …

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Why Repetitive Speech Plays a Role for People with Forms of Dementia


A person with a form of dementia asks, “How did I get here?” An explanation is given. Less than 2 minutes later, “Do you know how I got here?” An explanation is given again. And there’s a good chance that question is asked again in just a few moments if the person isn’t distracted or …

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How Daily Regimens Can Fight the Effects of Sundowning


Sleep disturbances. Individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias often experience a disruption in their sleep patterns. Although the exact cause is unknown, Alzheimer’s Association states these changes are the result of the disease’s impact on the brain. Their internal clock gets out of rhythm. The individual may become more “active” in the late afternoon and …

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