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Exciting Changes

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You may have noticed that we have some exciting new content on our site. We recently merged with out sister blog, Caregiver 2.0 to create one super blog! Now you can find activity ideas AND great articles on dementia-related book reviews, caregiver tips, news articles, etc. all in one place. For those of you who have following the activity blog regularly, you might notice that we’ve upgraded our sidebar so you can more easily find content. We hope you’ll take a moment to peek through some of the imported posts on caregiving topics. For those of you directed here from the Caregiver 2.0 blog, welcome! We’re so glad you’re here and hope you’ll enjoy learning more about fun ways to engage people with memory loss, regardless of what stage they’re in.

As usual, if you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comments!

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Happy Blog-Birthday

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Happy Blog-Birthday to me! Two years ago today I started sharing years worth of craftiness, high education, Alzheimer’s experience, and random internet-surfing with the world in the form of this humble blog. I didn’t know what I was doing when it came to writing a blog (and still don’t, if we’re being honest here), I wasn’t sure I had enough ideas to last more than a few months, and I certainly wasn’t sure that anyone would actually read it. However, here we are. It might not be the most well-read blog about Alzheimer’s the most professionally written or formatted, or have many commenters, but the steady uptick in my visitors count tells me that some people, somewhere, are reading it. So, whether you’re new here or have been reading for a while, thanks for supporting me through over 190 posts. I still have lots of ideas to share, but if you have anything in particular you think I should write about, or need help modifying an activity for increasing impairment, just leave me a message in the comments.

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A post for the naysayers

I don’t get a lot of negative comments on the blog. Mostly because I don’t get a lot of comments on the blog (I know SOME people are out there, though. I have the site stats to prove it). However, when I talk to caregivers or even people with memory loss of about the importance of staying active, both mentally and physically, I often get an eye roll and some variation on “I’m too old for new things”, so I assume that people in internet-land feel the same way. I don’t think it’s true, of course. But now you don’t have to take my word for it. Click the link below for an article and video that’s currently making the rounds on the internet about the lady who went BASE jumping for her 102nd birthday!

http://now.msn.com/dorothy-custer-102-year-old-base-jumps-for-birthday

Now I’m not saying it’s for everyone (I, for one, can barely use a ladder). But it just goes to show you that age doesn’t have to be a limiting factor when it comes to being adventurous and trying new things. So if you find yourself thinking that you could never try one of the activities on this blog, or anywhere else for that matter, think of Dorothy and give it try!

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