Alzheimer's Disease http://nhpr.org en The Language Of Dementia Turned Into Poetry http://nhpr.org/post/language-dementia-turned-poetry <p>People living with dementia can appear to live in their own world, a complicated, non-linear inner world not so easily communicated to, or understood by others. The London-based writer <strong>S<strong>usanna</strong>&nbsp;Howard</strong> is attempting to give people with dementia a voice by visiting with them and recording their words as poetry.&nbsp;</p><p>Susanna is artistic director of <em><a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/words-of-dementia-sufferers-woven-into-poetry-by-susanna-howard-8542807.html">Living Words</a>,</em>&nbsp;an arts and literature program helping people with dementia feel understood and heard even when communication seems lost.&nbsp;</p><p>Check out the <em>Living Words</em> website <a href="http://www.livingwords.org.uk/">here.</a></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:13:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott 36043 at http://nhpr.org The Language Of Dementia Turned Into Poetry The Battle Against 'Chemical Restraints' Inside Nursing Homes http://nhpr.org/post/battle-against-chemical-restraints-inside-nursing-homes <p></p><p>Nursing homes around the country are under pressure from the Federal government to reduce their use of antipsychotics.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 21195 at http://nhpr.org The Battle Against 'Chemical Restraints' Inside Nursing Homes An Alzheimer’s Update http://nhpr.org/post/alzheimer-s-update-0 <p>Research now shows that Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed years before signs of dementia.&nbsp; Science has not, however, produced any new treatments and evidence of prevention is still being studied.&nbsp; We’ll look at recent developments and at concern over stress on families and the impact of this disease on the healthcare system.</p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 20140 at http://nhpr.org An Alzheimer’s Update The Alzheimer's Café: Unforgettable Therapy http://nhpr.org/post/alzheimers-caf-unforgettable-therapy-0 <P>Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can strip away memory, sometimes even dignity, and can isolate even the most outgoing individual. There’s no cure for the brain disorder, but now, patients and those who care for them are finding relief at something called the Alzheimer’s Café.</P> <P> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:48:43 +0000 Todd Bookman 19859 at http://nhpr.org The Alzheimer's Café: Unforgettable Therapy http://nhpr.org/post/alzheimers-caf-unforgettable-therapy <p>Once a month, it’s a decidedly older demographic meeting here at the Children’s Museum in Dover.</p><p>A dozen or so seniors gather inside a brightly painted conference room. There’s coffee, cake and, this month, some live entertainment from 'The Sea Reeds,' a quartet of local clarinetists.</p><p>For Rhea Pereira, the music is a chance to sing along with friends. She and her husband John moved here from Florida three years ago, when Rhea began experiencing memory problems.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 19469 at http://nhpr.org The Alzheimer's Café: Unforgettable Therapy Alzheimer's Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories http://nhpr.org/post/alzheimers-patients-turn-stories-instead-memories Ask family members of someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia: Trying to talk with a loved one who doesn't even remember exactly who they are can be very frustrating.<p>But here at a senior center in Seattle, things are different.<p>On one recent day, 15 elderly people were forming a circle. The room is typical — linoleum floors, cellophane flowers on the windows, canes and wheelchairs, and walkers lined up against the wall.<p>Linda White is leading a session based on a program called <a href="http://www.timeslips.org/">TimeSlips</a>. Mon, 14 May 2012 07:26:00 +0000 4711 at http://nhpr.org Alzheimer's Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories A Deadline to Remember http://nhpr.org/post/deadline-remember <p>The ambitious plan of the Obama administration to make progress on the road to cure Alzheimer ’s disease, will face a final draft that looks to curb some of the resounding expenses that will cost the US one trillion dollars by the year 2050.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 15:28:30 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2809 at http://nhpr.org A Deadline to Remember