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Monday, March 28, 2011

Story telling program improves lives of people with Alzheimers

An estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimers, including 5.1 senior citizens aged 65 and older. Dementia symptoms include a loss of brain function that affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. TimeSlips, a creative storytelling program, is for people with Dementia that encourages participants to use their imagination to create short stories as a group. It encourages participants to be actively involved and to experience moments of recognition, creation, and celebration. This study held one hour sessions, twice a week for six weeks. The results included increased expressions of pleasure and initiation of social communication. Improvements lasted several weeks following the last session.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, nice post. Well what can I say is that these is an interesting and very informative topic. Thanks for sharing your ideas, its not just entertaining but also gives your reader knowledge. Good blogs style too, Cheers!
    When caring for an elderly friend or family member who has cognitive impairment, you can’t allow your own physical and emotional needs to fall by the wayside.

    - Seniors Alzheimers Care Boston MA

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  2. Hi, nice post. Well what can I say is that these is an interesting and very informative topic. Thanks for sharing your ideas, its not just entertaining but also gives your reader knowledge. Good blogs style too, Cheers!
    When caring for an elderly friend or family member who has cognitive impairment, you can’t allow your own physical and emotional needs to fall by the wayside.

    - Seniors Alzheimers Care Boston MA

    ReplyDelete