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Who Knew Such a Simple Thing Could Make All the Difference!

One of the most effective ways to improve quality of life for your loved one with Alzheimer’s, or really any form of dementia, is to engage her or him through social, mental, and physical activities.

Alzheimer’s has several peripheral effects on the psyche of individuals who suffer from the disease, including stress, depression, and self-isolation. These are often a result of the more prominent symptoms, namely loss of physical and cognitive functionality, which can force the inflicted individuals to feel like they have lost much of what gave their lives meaning.

However, research has shown that people with Alzheimer’s feel more positive when they are given self-reinforcing activities to carry out.

Check out the video for some!

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Matthew M. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, with emphases in fiction and nonfiction. He lives smack-dab between some railroad tracks and Grand Rapids Michigan's third-busiest road, and spends his time studying film and literary fiction.