4 Innovative Therapies for People with Dementia

4 Innovative Therapies for People with Dementia

While the search for therapies to reverse Alzheimer’s endures, there are still ways to improve the lives of seniors affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. These innovative therapies can help the diagnosed feel more comfortable and ease some of the burden of their caregivers.

Clocks: Clocks specially made for people suffering with dementia are a simple solution to a serious symptom of dementia- losing track of time. Clocks include more information that just the time; some specify whether it’s morning, afternoon, or evening, and others include the date and day of the week. A dementia friendly clock can help those impacted avoid confusion by keeping track of dates and time. These are 6 dementia friendly clocks. 

PARO Therapeutic Robot: The benefits of animal therapy are well documented, but for many people with demetia, taking care of a pet just isn’t in the cards. That’s where PARO the therapeutic robot comes in. PARO is an advanced interactive robot that looks like a cute and cuddly baby white seal. PARO has been found to have a number of therapeutic benefits for patients including stress reduction, improved relaxation and motivation, and better socialization skills.

Storytelling: TimeSlips is a dementia therapy program that believes in the power of storytelling. The process involves showing a picture to a group of patients and asking members to make up a story based on the photo. It’s a simple, creative way to inspire connection, socialization, and stimulation into the lives of elderly people touched by dementia.

SmartSole: Six in 10 people with dementia will wander. A person with a disease like Alzheimer’s may forget their name and address and become disoriented, even in their own neighborhood, and wander off. Wandering can be really dangerous. SmartSole is wearable tracker that takes the form of a shoe insert. It’s a discreet, reliable way to be able to track someone with dementia if they wander off because your loved one won’t forget to bring it with them or turn it on.

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Sources: A Place for Mom, alzheimers.net