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A phrase often heard in regards to brain health is “use it or lose it.”  While there is ongoing debate as to how true that really is, staying active is important for people in all stages and types of dementia to foster a positive mood, promote good sleep habits, and prevent boredom.  However, knowing what to do at each stage of the disease while maintaining and fostering success can be tricky.  That’s where we come in.

We hope you’ll find this blog a helpful place to find activity ideas, but encourage you to think of your own ideas as well.  Of course, you probably won’t find every idea interesting and stage-appropriate, but we’re confident that if you keep checking back, you’ll find a great idea to try!


  1. […] Alzheimers Activities.com , provided by the Alzheimer Association of Greater Michigan provides a post of iPad apps appropriate for individuals with memory loss entitled “Play a Simple iPad Game (again – this is the second of two posts).  The apps listed tap familiar memories of days gone, a method of reminiscing which is beneficial to those with memory loss. Here are a few of the apps Alzheimers Activities.com provides with themes that encourage reminiscence: […]

  2. I really enjoyed your cooking tips. I’d like to connect with the person who wrote those tips for a project I’m working on. Warmly, Deborah Shouse

  3. Tara steimel said

    My dad has a new diagnosis and I’m seeking support, knowledge in helping him and our family to have the greatest quality of life.

    • trusso599 said

      Hi Tara, I am truly sorry to hear about your father’s diagnosis but am so glad that you reached out. The Alzheimer’s Association has a 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) which is a great resource to those that are navigating this disease. We also have many other programs and services designed to provide care and support to those affected by dementia, such as educational workshops in the community, support groups, and care counseling with licensed social workers. Please visit http://www.alz.org or call 800-272-3900 for more information or to get connected to your local Chapter. We also have an online discussion community at http://www.alzconnected.org.

      Caregivng is an extremely demanding job, and it can take a lot out of a person. Self-care for yourself and other family members is so important in order to ensure a good quality of life for everyone. I hope that you found this response helpful, but please feel free to reach out again or contact our Helpline (800-272-3900) if there is anything further that you may need. I wish you and your family health and happiness as you experience this new journey together.

  4. Anonymous said

    Thank you for the welcome. You make valid points. I have a meeting with the local chapter on Monday and am hoping she can help guide me with these points you have brought up.

    Thank you for letting me know I am not alone.


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