September stands for World Alzheimer’s Month.
Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. To positively address this, we are sharing this article by Heather O’Neil, a daughter of a dementia victim, who has been searching for new activities for her mother who suffers from mixed dementia: “5 Online activity ideas for people living with dementia“.
“As the condition progresses, she’s been using online tools to keep Mum active and happy.” One of them being YouTube, as you witnessed in the video. “I use my laptop to show Mum funny animal videos – it’s a great way to keep her entertained and happy. I find this such a help while I am in the kitchen, and it’s wonderful to hear her laughter and I can just pop my head round to check on her.” One of the tools she uses is YouTube.
While being diagnosed brings so many challenges, there are creative interventions. “Heather’s ideas worked so well that she started writing about them on her brilliant art therapy blog and Facebook page. She also started selling the paper flowers that her mum had made, raising over £600 for Alzheimer’s Society.” Check out the full article here. https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/5-online-activity-ideas-people-living-dementia
Nevertheless, with early detection using simple tests and interventions such as Koji’s Quest, together we can slow the progression of the disease. Daily brain training from a young age helps keep the brain sharp as one ages and delay the onset of symptoms. Koji’s Quest can also be used as an innovative intervention after the diagnosis of dementia. Our recent developments and breakthroughs regarding dementia treatment, is important to be aware of before or after being diagnosed.