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Home Instead Senior Care has created a new way to attempt to combat memory loss as a result of Alzheimer's Disease.
Home Instead recommends using what they call a memory box to trigger past memories. This allows people suffering from Alzheimer's to recall memories from their past to help them continue living their lives. We spoke with the Development and Training Coordinator at the Muskingum County Home Instead, Brenda Crook about the new idea.
"The memory box idea came about because we have found that the more senses that people with Alzheimer's use to bring back positive memories the more those memories will stick with them. And they can live through the positive memories that they've had in the past to help them in their present life."
Not only does it help those suffering from Alzheimer's, but it also helps family members to help support their loved ones with the disease.
"It gives them a way to start a conversation and something to actually talk about when they don't know, gosh, what do I talk to my mom or my dad or my grandma or my grandpa about today. I want to be there with them, but what do I do, what do I say, so it gives them a way to start that conversation."
Crook says that she firmly believes that this helps people with Alzheimer's use past memories to benefit current ones. Home Instead offers other services to help all that are affected by the disease.
For more information you can visit their website at http://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/.