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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Foundation for Alzheimer's and Cultural Memory Has a "Bridge"

A new approach to Alzheimer's quality of life is presented by a documentary titled "There Is a Bridge."The Foundation for Alzheimer's and Cultural Memory says "Everyone, regardless of their degree of mental sharpness, needs companionship, not only to physically survive but also to live emotionally." You can check your local listings for public television to see when it's being shown in your area.

The Chicago Memory Bridge is a project that educates junior high and high school students about Alzheimer's and Dementia and pairs them with seniors who have dementia.

The website at includes useful and interesting resources that provide insight for understanding how to cope with someone who has Alzheimer's. For example, below are a few of the articles there.

"The Human Face of Alzheimer's" is an article there by Colleen Campbell that tells the story of Ronald Reagon's experiences with Alzheimer's.

"Touch, A Fundamental Aspect of Communication with Older People Experiencing Dementia" by Madeline Gleeson and Fiona Timmons explains why touch is so important.

"Celebrating Senior Storytelling" by Gene Mitchell explains using storytelling to use imagination and build relationships.

1 comment:

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