Everyone loves a smiling face. I cannot think of anyone who does not enjoy seeing a happy smile.
People with Alzheimer's disease are especially in need of a smile. There have been studies that show how much people with dementia like smiles. My mom found an article about a study. Here is a link to it. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3748937/ You can ask your parents to explain it to you. It basically shows how people with Alzheimer's disease were more able to remember pictures of people who were smiling!
The tip I have for this post is very simple: SMILE, and do it often around your loved one! It is very easy to lose your patience, but having a SMILE will make YOU feel better and your loved one.
1. Greet your loved one with a big SMILE
2. SMILE ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️😃😃😃often
3. When it is time to say goodbye SMILE.
4. The more SMILES, the better!
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