All versions of dementia (including Alzheimer) are presently incurable. There’s more chance to cure it by donating to kinder humane research which uses modern methods, rather than cruel and outdated animal research. Also see the post on how to care for our carers.
- A memory book can be filled with photos and stories. Music Memory Box is like a personal jukebox with an USB or create a physical photo collage like a wedding day, with favourite songs. The tactile design lets people in late-stage dementia use it when they wish.
- Hydration is often an issue as some patients get confused by clear glass, and develop phobias of running taps (faucets) or water. You could make infused fruit water or with herbs).
- Dignity Assistive Tableware was designed in bright colours, to encourage eating and drinking. EatWell has 20 unique features including curved spoons for easy handling, slanted bottoms and deep chambers for easy scooping, and anti-tipping design). There is also a tray that you can clip an apron to, to prevent dropped food.
- Music & Memory cleans up donated MP3 players and loads them with tailored music to engage and sooth patients. Most dementia patients still remember favourite songs.