Best Home Care likes to stay up to date on all types of therapy and treatments that can aid in helping seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s. We are especially excited this week to share with homecare patients, home caregivers, personal care assistants, and homecare nurses some information on Reminiscent Therapy.

 

This type of therapy can be beneficial for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Reminiscent Therapy uses various items to help trigger memories as well as help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Be sure to talk with your doctor before beginning any type of therapy program.

 

Here are some examples of how Reminiscent Therapy can benefit home care patients:

 

  • Vintage Designs- Lots of memory care facilities now feature interior designs that are reminiscent of those from the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s. These designs can help retrieve memories as well as bring comfort to those with dementia.
  • Photo and Memory Walls- These can include different themes such as cars, travel, pets, and hobbies. Specific themes like these can help to prompt certain discussions and questions such as what was your favorite vacation? Other photo options could include pictures from memories like weddings or birthdays.
  • Memory Stations- Create a memory station by setting up an area for your patient or loved one to enjoy a favorite activity. For example, a keyboard with music, a sewing corner, a small workshop with tools, or even a vintage desk with an old telephone. All of these things can help to trigger memories of enjoying favorite activities.

 

Best Home Care knows the importance of spending time with loved ones especially if they are struggling with dementia. We take great care to help you find the best home health care services for the unique needs of you or your loved one.  We specialize in elderly homecare services, as well as pediatric homecare and disability homecare.

 

For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 651-330-2550, email us at info@besthomecaremn.com, or visit our website for more information on our home health care services.

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