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Therapy At Home For Seniors With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's Care in Darien IL

If your senior parent has Alzheimer’s, they may be able to continue to live independently at home for quite some time. Alzheimer’s care can keep your senior parent safe at home and help to make sure that they eat, get dressed properly, and continue to do enrichment activities that can help them keep their cognitive skills strong. But your senior parent should also have some therapies that can help them slow down the progression of their illness and keep their bodies strong as well as their minds.

Taking a senior parent with Alzheimer’s out to the doctor or to therapy appointments can be difficult. Many of the therapies that are recommended for seniors with Alzheimer’s can be done in your senior parent’s home so that they don’t have to leave a place that is familiar to them for therapy. Some helpful therapies that seniors with Alzheimer’s can access from home are:

Reminiscence Therapy

Reminiscence therapy involves stimulating memories and encouraging storytelling by discussing past events, looking at old photographs, listening to familiar music, or engaging in activities related to the person’s life history. This therapy can help seniors with Alzheimer’s feel a sense of connection, validation, and comfort. Family members or Alzheimer’s care specialists can do this therapy with seniors at home.

Art Therapy

Art therapy involves using various artistic mediums, such as painting, drawing, or sculpting, to express emotions, promote creativity, and enhance communication. Seniors with Alzheimer’s can engage in simple art activities that focus on sensory stimulation and self-expression. Art therapists who specialize in working with seniors with Alzheimer’s can provide therapy at home.

Music Therapy

Music therapy involves listening to or creating music to stimulate cognitive function, evoke memories, and improve mood. Seniors with Alzheimer’s can listen to familiar songs, play musical instruments, or participate in group singing activities to promote relaxation and emotional well-being. Music therapists that have programs designed to help seniors with Alzheimer’s can provide therapy in your senior parent’s home.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy involves engaging in physical activities, such as walking, stretching, or chair exercises, to improve mobility, balance, and overall physical health. Seniors with Alzheimer’s can participate in simple exercises tailored to their abilities to promote cardiovascular health and maintain muscle strength.

Sensory Stimulation Therapy

Sensory stimulation therapy involves engaging the senses through activities that stimulate sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Seniors with Alzheimer’s can benefit from sensory activities such as gardening, baking, or exploring different textures and materials. Alzheimer’s care providers may be able to do sensory therapy with your senior parent.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

Cognitive stimulation therapy involves engaging in activities that stimulate cognitive function, such as puzzles, games, or memory exercises. Seniors with Alzheimer’s can participate in cognitive activities that challenge their memory, attention, and problem-solving skills.

If you or an aging loved one is considering Alzheimer’s care in Darien, IL, please contact the caring staff at Suburban Home Care today at (630) 964-9000.


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