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3 Simple Projects to Improve Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer’s Care in Philadelphia PA

Alzheimer's CareWhen it comes to Alzheimer’s care, a project can be just about anything and, depending on the type of project it is, it can actually improve the quality of care and have long-term benefits for that senior.

Here are three simple projects anyone can suggest to an elderly individual diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It’s best not to force the person to try and take part in certain activities, but by staying more active and being more engaged in life, it can have a positive influence on many other aspects of their life.

Simple Project #1: Going through old boxes.

The longer somebody lives in the same place, the more likely they acquire items. These could be packed away in boxes and stored in the basement, attic, or spare bedroom.

Opening these boxes and sifting through the items stored within them can be a way to not only begin thinning out their possessions, ultimately improving safety for them at home, but it can also tap into memories they might not have thought about in many years. That can provide valuable mental stimulation and help to delay the onset of more serious aspects of memory loss in the future.

Simple Project #2: Cleaning together.

Just because somebody has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s doesn’t mean they can’t take on some basic care activities for themselves. With the right type of support, cleaning, including dusting, vacuuming, and getting closets organized can provide better indoor air quality, a more comfortable atmosphere in their home, and it can also show the senior they are cared about tremendously.

Simple Project #3: Cooking together.

By preparing a healthy meal together, a person with Alzheimer’s and his or her loved one can share an experience that would not only bring them closer together, it can also provide some mental stimulation for the elderly individual.

It requires careful planning, following directions, and focus to prepare a healthy meal. Not only does help preparing a healthy meal provide an opportunity for two people to share some valuable and quality time together, it also provides extra nourishment for the body. It can lead to better nutrients for the brain and, ultimately, improved brain health.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s care in Philadelphia, PA, please contact the caring staff at Alpine Home Care. In PA call 888-743-0068 . In NJ call (855) 410-1404.

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Tom Smith

Tom Smith is Alpine Home Care's President and Chief Executive Officer with over 25 years of well-rounded strategic, operations and management experience at public an private healthcare companies in the following areas - hospice and home health care, medical devices, medical equipment, infusion therapy and behavioral health, in addition to positions at major health systems and large acute-care Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs).