Alzheimer’s Disease and Women: Dementia-Friendly Activities for Mother’s Day- ANAHEIM HILLS

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Women: Dementia-Friendly Activities for Mother’s Day- ANAHEIM HILLS



This Mother’s Day, SYNERGY HomeCare Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills honors and remembers women in the Inland Empire community impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Women are the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis, as two-thirds of American seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Additionally, two-thirds of caregivers are women and, more specifically, more than one-third of dementia caregivers are daughters, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

We at SYNERGY HomeCare Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills want to help you enjoy Mother’s Day with your elderly mother living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. We understand that holiday traditions – such as gift giving and family bonding – tend to become more difficult to celebrate as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia progress. If you’re looking to celebrate your mother living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, SYNERGY HomeCare Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills is here to help you create experiences and revive memories with your mother this Mother’s Day. We recommend the following activities in order to brighten your mother’s special day:

Build a custom puzzle. People living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia tend to be drawn to puzzles and other tactile activities. Personalize a puzzle with your mother’s favorite photo, and select puzzle designs with large pieces to help avoid frustration.

Paint a masterpiece. Create your own art gallery this Mother’s Day to bond with your mother living with Alzheimer’s disease. Purchase textured paper, paint brushes, brightly-colored water paints, markers, and pencils, and embark on an art project to help engage and stimulate your mother’s cognitive function.

Plant a garden. Gardening is a soothing, therapeutic task for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Visit your local nursery or garden center and purchase various sizes of planting pots, soil, and your mother’s favorite flowers and herbs. You can even paint the flower pots together, too!

Listen to music. Research shows that music can help relieve stress, reduce anxiety and depression, and reduce agitation in people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to the Mayo Clinic. Musical memories are often preserved in people living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia because key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged by the disease.

Dance. Once you play your mother’s favorite music, she may be inspired to dance. People living with Alzheimer’s disease tend to experience bursts of energy. Join her to spark joy, movement, and memories.

Host a movie night. Plan a fun night in with your mother living with Alzheimer’s disease by providing her favorite snacks and playing her favorite movie to help spark memories and encourage moments of laughter.

Cook her favorite meal. Transform your dining area into a restaurant, adding nice linens and fresh flowers, and prepare your mother’s favorite breakfast or dinner this Mother’s Day. Although people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia may lose their appetite, preparing a special meal for her may help to spark an early, joyous memory.

We at SYNERGY HomeCare Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day with your mother and loved ones this May. If you are currently a mother, daughter, or sister who has taken on the role of family caregiver, consider treating yourself to respite care this Mother’s Day by calling SYNERGY HomeCare Corona, Riverside, or Anaheim Hills in order to provide relief from the trials and burdens of family caregiving.

Because Alzheimer’s disease affects the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language, it’s extremely difficult for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia to manage their health and wellness. Alzheimer’s disease decreases your parent’s ability to function, and their health can deteriorate drastically without proper care.

Are you able to care for your senior parent suffering from Alzheimer’s disease? If you’re finding that the demands of caring for your senior parent are affecting your life and the quality of care for your senior parent, call SYNERGY Homecare Corona, Riverside or Anaheim Hills. Our in-home caregivers provide quality, compassionate care, which includes:

Personal assistance care: Bathing, showering, using the restroom, getting in and out of bed, wheelchairs, etc.

Errands and transportation: Driving to the doctor’s office or an appointment, picking up prescriptions, going grocery shopping, etc.

Meal assistance: Complete and nutritious meal planning, preparing, and cleanup.

Light housekeeping: Assistance with laundry, ironing, changing linens, kitchen/bathroom cleaning, and organizing.

Companionship: Encouraging friendly and supportive conversation, active thinking (structuring pastimes, hobbies and games), and light exercise.

Call SYNERGY Homecare Corona, Riverside or Anaheim Hills to ensure that your senior parent with Alzheimer’s disease receives proper care. Our in-home caregivers can help your senior parent manage and even prevent the common health problems caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia through nutrition and personal assistance management.

About SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills
SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills is the name you can trust in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange and Placentia for personal home care. SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills is part of a national franchise of non-medical home care offices dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age.  SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need - including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more.  SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona & Riverside can be found online at http://www.synergyhomecare.com/agencies/ca/anaheim-hills/ca25. The location also hosts active social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Ken and Anna can be reached at 714- 706-1613 and [email protected].

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