Providing music that holds special meaning for the listener taps into emotional memory. No matter how advanced one’s dementia, as long as we can identify music that holds personal meaning from their youth, the odds are good that this will work.
Dr. Tam Cummings explains what Compassion Fatigue is and offers a simple test where caregivers can see if they might be showing signs of this common but rarely spoken about medical condition.
BrightFocus invited Kim to be the voice of caregivers on a panel with scientists Dr. Joseph Masdeu and Dr. Hui Zheng to discuss Alzheimer’s Disease: The Next Five Years: Research, Treatment, Caregiving.
This is an exciting and promising time for treatment development in Alzheimer’s disease. Our knowledge and understanding of this illness has advanced rapidly and the design and implementation of clinical research studies is rapidly changing.
Dr. Connie Tomaino is a music therapist for individuals suffering from brain trauma or degenerative neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. In 1980, she became the full-time music therapist at the facility where Oliver Sacks’ “Awakenings” took place.
Working as Glen Campbell’s neurologist has been a great privilege. I have always encouraged my patients with Alzheimer’s disease to avoid social withdrawal and remain engaged with family, friends, current events and various stimulating activities.
I greatly appreciate to the opportunity to contribute to Kim Campbell’s new website, CareLiving.org – a resource for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s and other diseases. I can think of no one who is more qualified to discuss caregiver issues and emphasize the importance of the caregiver maintaining her or his own health than Kim. I was…