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Dementia can cause seniors to withdraw from activities, family and friends . . But maintaining those relationships and interests reduces the effects of severe cognitive impairment, leading to a better quality of life . . And it helps with great frens and kids too ☺️ thanks Esther & the boys 💓 #t4dementia
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“Just a couple of ‘ol boys easing into Friday with a little Fats Waller playin’ on Phil’s new CD player. 🎶😎 Our morning routine looks nothing like it used to! With the hospital bed, we’re able to take advantage of periods of wakefulness, even if Phil’s not quite ready (or willing) to get up for the day. 🌝 So we do all our a.m. cares (and sometimes even have breakfast) in stages while he’s sitting up in bed, in between cat-naps. And 2-3 hours later, he’s up and walking (with walker & gait belt) to the living room for the remainder of the day! 🏃♂️ Our “leisurely mornings” have resulted in good moods all around! And Phil has only spent 1 whole day in bed recently, which is great!👍 PS: I wish we would have gotten that hospital bed when we started hospice 6 months ago. I put it off because *I* felt it meant the end was near & he would become a “patient.” Ya know what I mean? But now I realize how HELPFUL they are to providing quality care & comfort! So take my advice & *accept* that hospital bed sooner rather than later” – Louise Thank you for sharing your experience @louiseshapiro 💜
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“This is my incredible sister, words cannot describe how much love I have for her, With my amazing grandad. This is the first time I’ve visited our grandad in the care home. I found it hard today and it was very emotional but moments like this make me realise why my family is important and mean the world to me. His dementia will take over fully eventually and this is heartbreaking but for now we can still make these lovely memories” – @skiperoonie Thank you for sharing this…we can only hope to be this good of a dancer! 💜
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“This is our sweet friend, Doug. He is 73 years old and has Alzheimer’s. Royal and I hang out with him 3x a week to keep him company ~ we take walks on the beach, go to the park and sometimes to the museum. I love listening to the conversations these two have and the games they play together. Laughter is therapy and this “job” has become a huge blessing in both of our lives.” – @adventuresofdougandroyal We recently discovered this adorable page chronicling the adventures of Doug and Royal. It is an excellent highlight of the dual benefits of intergenerational supports for person’s with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Keep on sharing and inspiring others to become advocates for vulnerable persons, Doug and Royal! Tag us with your stories, messages, photos and videos using #t4dementia 💜