Watch this video to see how music benefits those with dementia…AMAZING

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fyZQf0p73QM

I watched this over a year ago and we tried it with mom a number of times but she didn’t want to keep the headphones on. Two weeks ago we decided to give it another try. It worked like a charm!

♥We are all just walking each other home♥

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Casey Kasem and Mama Jean: The Faces of Lewy Body Dementia | Jamie Brickhouse

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-brickhouse/lewy-body-dementia-casey-kasem_b_5343758.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment&ir=Entertainment

Mama Jean’s mind was already gone, but her reflexes — the ones that declared, “Don’t mess with me, I’m in charge,” — were still firing. It was the kind of moment — a brilliant spark of lucidity — that crystalizes the essence of a person after their mind has been hijacked.

Open, honest, heartfelt article. Click the above link to read more.

I was in tears before I finished reading this article because of the similarities with our experience with Mom. I still find it difficult to understand how it is that the medical community does not know more about Lewy Body Dementia and how to recognize it.

I find myself missing my mom more now when we are together than in the past when we were apart. The sadness and grief are overwhelming.

I hope beyond hope that the author, Jamie Brickhouse, is correct in thinking Casey Kasem will give a face to LBD and therefore the much needed awareness.

♥We are all just walking each other home♥

Watch “R.O.S . Therapy Systems” on YouTube

R.O.S. on WGHP 2013: http://youtu.be/rYPGtiDD-1Q

I wish I had come across these products before Mom’s vision deteriorated to the point these activities would be too difficult for her. Such a fanatic idea with so many benefits. Check out the website at https://www.rostherapysystems.com/

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Improving Quality of Life through Activities and Entertainment

Built from a backyard project to help one man enjoy life during his 25 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia,  R.O.S. Therapy Systems has grown into a company with a complete package offering of How To Training, Activity Products and Activity E-Products for seniors and their caregivers throughout North America.

  

♥We are all just walking each other home♥

Elder Care, Senior Care and In-Home Care for Seniors & Adults – Comfort Keepers – Canada

http://comfortkeepers.ca/

This company seems to have to right idea when it comes to caring for someone in their own home. If you are in need of this type of service, click the link above and check them out. They have offices across Canada and this may be just what you are looking for. They say they even have staff trained specifically in the care of people with dementia. I have not used their service but l sure like what they appear to be offering.

♥We are all just walking each other home♥