Can Nostalgia Really Help to Amplify Dementia Treatment

Recently, it has become popular in caregiving facilities to use nostalgia to amplify the effectiveness of treatments for Alzehimer’s patients.

One nursing home even decorated their entire facility to look like a village from the 1970s. http://sixtyandme.com/unique-assisted-living-facility-uses-nostalgia-to-make-alzheimers-patients-feel-at-home/

But, the question still remains… do these kinds of supplementary activities actually help Alzheimer’s patients? Can familiar scenes, music, books and even foods help patients to feel more comfortable. Alzheimer’s expert Lori La Bey has some answers for us.

Have you heard that nostalgia can help Alzheimer’s patients to connect with their memories and feel more positive and comfortable? What advice do you have for the other women in our community about caring for a loved one who has dementia or Alzheimers? Please join the conversation.

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Find out more about Lori’s work at
https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/

Disclaimer: nothing in this video is intended to be medical advice.