Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Magazines for those with dementia

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Magazines also are useful in stimulating Alzheimer’s patients’ memory and entertaining them.

Many enjoy turning the pages of a magazine. Many recognize some pictures and comment on them. Sometimes they would stimulate the dementia person's memory and take her to earlier eras of her life.

A magazine such as Good Old Days, with stories and pictures of days ago often will bring back memories or stimulate conversation with Alzheimer’s patients. Although there is no specific magazine nor type of magazine that is better than the other, those that relate to former aspects of the patient’s life may encourage activity. Since my mom was interested in quilting and was the inspiration for me operating a quiltmaking business during the Bicentennial years, she often responded to quilt pictures and quilts. Those started her reminiscing about quilting in her childhood, too.

What magazines and picture books can you use for enjoyable activities and communication with your Alzheimer’s family member?

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