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Crafting and Gardening are activities offered by

Just a Cloud Away, Inc.™ Journal and Diana Digs Dirt, engaging Alzheimer Patients in projects with minimal stress and optimal enjoyment for residents, caregivers and staff, including facilities and in private homes.

Often it’s hard to know just how to react and interact with Alzheimer’s patients. With a little knowledge, consistent practice, and lots of patience,  daily life for the patient and caregiver can improve. Just remember to keep activities simple, to provide a routine, and to individualize the activities according to the patient’s interest and abilities. You and the Alzheimer’s patient will be rewarded for your efforts.

Some of the recreational activities for Alzheimer’s patients are craft ideas, like scrapbooking, sorting out the photographs, making a collage, writing notes to relatives and posting notes. While trying out some craft ideas with dementia patients, make sure you choose an activity that is less complex. For instance, if you are making a collage, let a dementia patient only paste in a guided sequence. If you make them cut the paper pieces, draw and add more activities, as they are likely to get frustrated and express a long-lasting bout of anger. Thus, be very patient and avoid any complications, while working with such patients

Gardening is another simple, effective and meaningful activity.

Gardens can help patients feel connected to nature and to life, whether they can actively participate in the preparation and cultivation of the garden or simply be observers of the wonders of nature.  Exposure to nature’s sights, sounds, smells and physical sensations can be noticeably beneficial to a patient’s spiritual, psychological, social and physical health.  The idea is to engage the senses and provide a connection to the creation and growth of living things, mentioned by Sandra Webber.

Simple crafting in a Malaysia  Alzheimer facility creates an atmosphere with a greater sense of peace for residents, caregivers and staff.

Please contact Diana (@) justacloudaway.com for activity scheduling. All materials, supplies and tools are provided. Click, to view a past workshop.

We are happy to photograph the workshops at your facility, for inclusion on the blog of:

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November 13th was Countryside Village Retirement Community’s Senior Health Fair, in Stokesdale, NC.

There were many local resources providing residents with everything they could possibly need.

Melody Anderson of Chadwick Insurance Group was providing education regarding Health Reform and Medicare. Melody is your connection to all of your health care needs, without having to be channeled through recordings.

Just a Cloud Away, Inc.™ Journal provided free copies of the November issue regarding Alzheimer’s Disease. Diana explained to the seniors the journal was intended to be the voice of the community. One may set up an interview regarding their personal journey of hope and healing after the loss of a loved one. It is only by education will the community be aware of how to comfort one another. There is more to giving support than sending flowers, food or a card. You are cordially invited to hear a brief talk regarding Alzheimer’s Disease and Art Therapy, click here. Just a Cloud Away, Inc.™ Journal is looking forward to visiting Countryside again with craft projects for their residents.

 

 

Jos with Home to Home in Guilford was in line for a delicious Hot Dog provided by Customized Dogs and Catering.

Home to Home in Guilford is a wonderful service for those needing to downsize, move, liquidate estates or to make simple changes within the home for a more senior friendly environment.

Sara from Amedisys Hospice Services was also there answering questions regarding Life Limiting Illness, where no one is denied.

Other resources included:

  • Senior-Resources of Guilford
  • Nature’s Pearl
  • Stokesdale Fire Department
  • Forbis and Dick Funeral Home
  • Advanced Home Care
  • Servant Bible Institute
  • Active Monitoring Care

See you at the Alzheimer Fundraising Gala this Friday

Just a Cloud Away, Inc.™ Journal-Contact Diana@justacloudaway.com for Exclusive Advertising Opportunities. The editorial calendar is based upon monthly awareness causes.

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The Senior Health Fair at the Roy B Culler Senior Center in High Point last week, provided many local resources offering products and services to the elderly population.

In-home non medical care companies are in great demand because of the baby boomer population. Options for Senior America  was one company who stood out from the rest by providing live in care, if desired of the client. Peace of mind, reliability and flexibility are very important to the community relations director, Evelyn Yalung. Options for Senior America has assisted Angela Howard in caring for her husband with Alzheimer’s.

Angela’s company Take Shape for Life was also in attendance because of the increased number of individuals with obesity, leading to several preventable medical conditions. Angela herself has lost 210 pounds on the program and is offering to cook a free meal in your home for the month of November. Contact Angela today at [thefatfighter@gmail.com].

Melody Anderson of Chadwick Insurance Group was providing seniors with answers to their Medicare Reform Questions. If you have questions, please contact Melody at melodyanderson62@gmail.com.

Unique products like the automatic pill dispenser with lock and auditory direction forseniors, notifying them it is time to take their pills.

This product and many more were offered by Independence Option.

Several Senior Living Facilities were also present with impressive facilities, some even allow pets.

Brookdale Senoir Living, MORNINGVIEW of GREENSBORO, Loyalton of Greensboro and Holiday Retirement  including Creekside Terrace and The Stratford.

Hospice of the Piedmont offered many services.

Not everything offered was healthy, but sure was delicious.

Just a Cloud Away Inc. Journal was also present passing out the latest issue, regarding Alzheimer’s Disease.

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