Severe Alzheimer's disease is characterized by almost total memory loss. The person in this last stage of Alzheimer's usually needs help with all of the basic activities of daily living. She will lose the ability to walk unassisted, and eventually even to sit up by herself. The body eventually forgets how to carry out the normal biological functions necessary to sustain life.
Activities for late stage Alzheimer's disease include music, especially familiar songs from the persons past, and those which provide sensory stimulation. Often, someone who has trouble putting a sentence together may sing a familiar song perfectly, start to finish. Focus also on sensory stimulation, particularly tactile stimulation. The Twiddle Muffs and our collection of aromatherapy animals are perfect to provice this tactile stimulation.
Even though communication skills are withering drastically at this point, watch for other cues. A smile or other body language can indicate that the music you are playing, the picture you are sharing, or the video you are watching together is bringing pleasure.
Replacement cartridge for the Aroma-Stream diffuser.These pads are durable and generally last a long time. We recommend that you use a separate pad for each different oil.
The classic, Aroma-Stream electric diffuser has always been a favorite of aromatherapy professionals and enthusiasts alike. Compact, with a whisper-quiet, two-speed fan makes this heat-freeunit perfect for the home or office. Simply place a few drops of your favorite essential oil or synergy blend on the reusable cartridge in the base, flip the switch, and the fan gently disperses the aromatic molecules into the room. Covers 500-800 square feet. Learn More
Brainpaths is a breakthrough in the field of sensory therapy
Brain plasticity and neurogenesis are relatively new concepts that describe the brain’s ability to grow and change in response to stimulation. Brainpaths® is a Neurological Medical Device that stimulates the sensory cortex of the brain. By tracing the grooves in the molded disk users strengthen synaptic connections in their brains, and can even create new brain cells. This restructuring of the brain in response to sensory stimulation can improve memory, mood, and learning.Learn More
CareZips Adult Incontinence Pants are not eligible for free shipping.
CareZips® - innovative pants that provide caregivers an easier, faster and more productive change of an adult brief or cath bag or for wound care. The unique frontal opening allows for safe & effective attention with less back strain to the caregiver plus minimal physical exposure and more dignity for the patient. Socks and shoes do not necessarily have to be removed. The garment is designed with three zippers but the two side zippers are positioned slightly forward on the body to eliminate any discomfort particularly when rolled side-to-side.
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Joy for All Pups are not eligible for free shipping.
Watch the video(below): it's the best way to see the Pup in action.
This golden retriever pup is bound to bring joy and companionship to those who encounter it. It looks, feels, and sounds like a real dog. Its thumping heartbeat further enhances its life-like qualities. This beautiful, soft dog responds to petting, hugging, and motion much like the dogs you know and love. This two-way give-and-take relationship helps create a personally rich experience encourages fun, joy, and friendship.Learn More
Our Late Stage Gift Box contains fun and comforting activities that have been selected to comfort the person who is in the late stages of the disease.
The Ultimate in Doll Therapy
This doll has been handmade, and at the risk of sounding cliche, by craftsmen using only the finest materials.
Serenity Babies are usually available by special order only, but this one has been premade in the interest of time and is ready to ship today.
Serenity Babies Specifications:
- Sculpts (the head, arms, and other parts of the doll that show and look like skin) are made of heirloom quality soft German vinyl.
- Hair is alpaca or mohair, and micro-rooted. Micro-rooting is a meticulous process whereby individual strands of hair, or a few strands at a time, are rooted into the dolls scalp. (Alpaca is so fine that it would be almost impossible to root one strand at a time.)This method ensures the most realistic results. Hair can be gently washed, brushed and styled.
- Multiple coats of a special heat set paint result in very realistic skin tones (you can see that from the pictures) — the heat-setting makes the finish extremely durable.
- Each doll is carefully weighted with glass beads to feel and move just like a real baby when held. The sensory feedback derived from this feature adds a dimension to doll therapy that is not possible from most other dolls.
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This 104 page, hard cover book is replete with magnificent images and editorial contributed by Getty Images, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, New York Times, Baseball Hall of Fame, NBC, CBS, ABC, various historians and museum curators. This wonderful stroll down memory lane is charming, colorful, and very special. It is sure to inspire reminiscence in all who encounter it!Click Here to View All 104 Pages Learn More
The Octaband® is used effectively with groups of all ages and abilities, but was originally designed for use with the elderly with physical and cognitive challenges in long term settings. It has proven to be a very effective tool for stimulating cohesive and joyous group movement activities. The elderly tend to love the bright colors and satisfying texture, the loops for grasping, as well as the shape of the Octaband®
- extends to 118"
- for use by 4 to 16 people
- weighs 1 lb, 8 oz
- 80% nylon and 20% spandex
- machine wash cold, line dry
The video below shows the Octaband® being enjoyed by children as well as an elderly group, and suggests just some of the ways it can be used.