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Twiddlemuff for dementia patients

A friend of mine alerted me to a call that an English hospital has made for people to knit twiddlemuffs for dementia patients. These muffs contain items and textures that people with advanced dementia can feel and play with which can stimulate cognitive functions and help with anxiety. 130 more words


I Talk to Monkey

“Cold one today,” says Monkey, his long arms wrapped around his body to keep him warm. He talks to me when no-one’s around.

“Sure is,” I agree as I open the curtains onto a snow-covered winter landscape. 1,131 more words

Short Stories

Caregiver Support Group at the Norwalk Senior Center - May 28th

Date: May 28th, 10:30 to 11:30am

Location: Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road, Norwalk

The Caregiver Support Group at the Norwalk Senior Center is for caregivers of family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Dementia. 128 more words

Caregiver Support Group

A taxonomy of moments

A while ago, I wrote a speculative blog-post wherein I imagined the visit of an elderly couple to an art gallery to take part in some creative activity. 549 more words



Madness hungers for its
own dark corner
where it can gestate inside
its psychedelic phlegm.
It’s a hollow heart
of loneliness
that pits the “us” 24 more words

ARTICLE: Tai chi could lower risk of dementia

This is an older article but the content is still current. “Adding a little tai chi to your life could help lower your risk for developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.” 61 more words

Tai Chi