Most people, throughout the course of their life, are probably going to have lived in a couple of different places. They might be different houses, an apartment with roommates, in a different town, different state, or even a different country. Each of these living environments created new opportunities for each of these individuals. They also provided a variety of experiences. For somebody with Alzheimer’s, their living environment can have a direct impact on not just their physical health and safety, but also their emotional frame of mind.
How can one environment offer a richer experience?
If a person is surrounded by familiar items, pictures, for example, it can provide a great deal of comfort, especially when they feel lonely. When a person is dealing with memory loss that’s commonly associated with Alzheimer’s, they might have difficulty remembering the people in their life, including their own spouse or adult children.
By surrounding them with mementos and tokens of their life, it may inspire certain memories to come to the surface. Many of the long-term memories we keep stored on the subconscious levels of the mind are not accessed until there is a specific need for them.
By surrounding them with these items, it can inspire those memories.
That can bring forth even more memories and can help provide a great deal of exercise for the brain. It may seem as though it’s not important for people to exercise their brain when they’ve been diagnosed with some form of dementia, of which Alzheimer’s is a part, but it is still essential.
Some studies have indicated the more exercise a person gives their brain during the earlier stages of this disease, the more it can help them delay significant memory loss, at least for a few weeks, months, or even possibly a couple of years (Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation).
Being able to enjoy life is what makes it richer.
A richer life experience is about one in which the individual is satisfied, is happy, is content, and one in which they are surrounded by family and friends. It’s not always easy to provide this richer life experience for somebody with Alzheimer’s, but starting with the right care at home can go a long way.
The best type of care and support is through family and friends as well as experienced home care aides. By combining these together, it can lay the foundation for an incredibly rich and rewarding life experience as the senior moves through the various stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
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