Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving


Bubble Tea With Grandma

Yesterday me and grandma decided that we would try something new!   We decided to get bubble tea. In case you don't know what bubble tea is, I will tell you. There are many versions of it, but basically it is green tea, with milk, and tapioca sugar balls, and it is served cold. When she took the first sip, she told me about how her mother used to make her hot tea, when she was a kid. She liked  her tea with milk and honey. I told her about how my mom makes me tea sometimes too, and we both had so much fun, laughing together and drinking our tea.  When grandma tried the tapioca balls she was not sure she would like them. She did not understand why they were in the tea!  Me and grandma were able to connect and it was truly a wonderful experience. If you and your loved one ever feel thirsty, I suggest trying bubble tea.  It was an enjoyable activity, that did not require remembering anything!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Alzheimer's Stamp


My friends Lynda Everman and Kathy Siggins are responsible for the Alzheimer's stamp!
I am so excited about the good news about raising $1,000,000 for Alzheimer's research!  Because of their efforts we may one day live in a world that is free of Alzheimer's disease!



💜💜💜 ONE MILLION DOLLARS and counting! 💜💜💜

As of the end of October, sales from the#AlzheimersStamp have raised ONE MILLION DOLLARS for dementia research!

You may purchase the stamps onlinehttps://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/alzheimers-S_564204
& by phone 1-800 STAMP-24 through November 30; after November, local post offices may sale any stamps they have on hand until their stock is gone.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Refusal To Take A Bath Or Shower

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Sometimes people with Alzheimer's disease are afraid to take a bath. They think that they will drown, or they do not like to be cold. It could be many different reasons.  I know that grandma can give the staff at her nursing home a hard time when they try to bathe her.  I came up with a few tips that I would like to share!

Tips


  1. Play soft music (classical music works well for grandma)
  2. Offer a rubber duck as a distraction. Grandma used to give me a rubber duck to play with in the bath when I was little, it worked for me! (I know Ernie agrees!)
  3. Give your loved one a washcloth with a pretty pattern.
  4. Make sure the room is warm.
  5. Have a big warm comfy bathrobe ready. 

Friday, June 21, 2019

A 2019 Guide To Alzheimer's and Dementia

The publisher of A 2019 Guide to Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Julie Schumer, shared this article with us.  It discusses the possible causes and risk factors.

This article is a great resource.