Saturday, December 11, 2010

Good food is everybody's business!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Alzheimer Dandyfunk for Caregivers

DANDYFUNK, a seafaring term from the days of the windjammers. It was a meal concocted from of all sorts of ingredients. Sort of a one-pot meal.

Alzheimer Dandyfunk is a potpourri collection of information and stuff for caregivers. As a new caregiver I sought out advice and information from Alzheimer support groups, associations and organization in addition to searching topics on the Internet. There is a mind bending amount of information. To keep track of the results I set up blogs to store my findings and share with others caring for elders and individuals with Alzheimer’s.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Facebook and Skype combine forces

Facebook (3) | The Facebook Blog: "Skype version 5.0 for Windows and sign in with Facebook, you can easily call or SMS your friends. You also can check out your News Feed, update your status, and like and comment on posts directly within Skype. - Sent using Google Toolbar"

Sunday, October 17, 2010

ALF rented but not used, is refund due

... in and out of the hospital, in rehabilitation when not in the
hospital, and never moved into the apartment. We did put her furniture
into the unit and, upon her passing, removed all the furniture. She
never took advantage of the various amenities offered at the facility.
She never ate a single meal there. The usual upfront costs were
requested: First month’s and last month’s rent and security deposit,
which totaled more than $12,000.

In this case, assisted living agreement needs adjustment - The Boston Globe

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Companion chairs

information from

Companion chairs,

three major factors to take into consideration.
Chair Weight: These chairs are usually made from lightweight aluminum or steel tubing. Make sure the chair you select is easy to lift, fold and move into and out of vehicles.

Comfort: Transport wheel chairs are not designed for all-day use. Even so, it is important to find one that is comfortable. The most common seat width is 19 inches; though, many models are available in 22 and 24 inch seat widths. A cushion or pad can be used to make the chair more comfortable.

Maximum Carry Weight: Many heavy-duty models have the ability to support up to 250 pounds. Always check weight capacity before making your purchase.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

extracted hearing from safely post

  • Communicating With Impaired Elderly Persons

  • Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs

  • Hearing Health and Alzheimer 's Disease | November 2001 | The Hearing...

  • Understanding Hearing Loss For Seniors

  • Consumer Resource Directory - Community Services & Resources

  • Treating Hearing Loss Important for Alzheimer 's and Dimentia

  • How a Hearing Impaired Phone Can Help Grandma

  • Talking To The Sight Or Hearing Impaired

  • Seniors -- Alzheimer 's Disease

  • Senior Health Report: Health News for Seniors About Alzheimers

  • Dementia

  • Senior Health Advisor 2003.1: Resource List: Alzheimer 's Disease

  • VNA Care Network & Hospice's Referral Center services and insurance coverage

  • Deaf/Hearing Impaired Services

  • Alzheimer 's Disease

  • Triangle J Area Agency on Aging


  • SeniorsSuperStores-Kitchen appliances, adaptive gadgets / tools...

  • Device that produces tiny skull vibrations a big help for hearing...

  • Although most communication changes with your loved one are due to the way Alzheimer's affects the brain, hearing problems might make communication even more difficult. Here are some tips for communicating with your loved one if he or she has a hearing problem as well as Alzheimer's disease:


  • Alzheimer's, Hearing Problems May Mimic Each Other

  • Wireless TV Amplifier from Clarity Helps Hearing Impaired Folks Enjoy Television Again Recent Study Showed That 75% of People Who Experience a Hearing Loss Find It Difficult to Enjoy Television

  • Alzheimer's Made Worse By Uncorrected Hearing Loss: The Inside Story

  • A very useful device for the hearing impaired and helps those with minor hearing loss to avoid having to set the phone volume so loud.

  • hearing and visually impaired products, our products can be used by caregivers to assist in caring for individuals with Alzheimers.

  • Family Caregivers Communication Class - Part 4: Talking with Hearing Impaired Aging Parents

  • How to Help a Senior Who Is Hearing Impaired. One of the hardest things to accomplish in helping a ... is the nation's second most common neurodegenerative disorder behind Alzheimer

  • Attention Control Systems, Inc. Hand-held computer-based device for people with brain injury, alzheimer's disease, A.D.D. and other cognitive disorders; in Mountain View, California.

  • Microsonic, Inc. Manufacturer of ear molds for hearing aids. Products are sold to hospitals and clinics.

  • Alzheimers Clocks specially designed for easy viewing, day and date.

  • There may be a way to ease the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's, which affect millions of people. It might be as easy as having the patient's hearing tested.

  • Treating Hearing Loss Important for Alzheimer's and Dementia

  • Remember Me? A Guide to Alzheimer's Disease and Hearing Loss

  • Undiagnosed Pre-Existing Hearing Loss in Alzheimers Disease Patients?

  • Hearing aids: How to choose the right one

  • Hearing Aids -Products to assist individuals with impaired hearing or anyone who needs extra help hearing in this noisy world. At Independent Living Source carries a wide variety of products for anyone who may benefit from the latest technology in amplified phones from corded to cordless to vibrating alarm clocks and bed shakers

  • National Program Launched to Help Low-Income Get Hearing Aids
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    Motion/People Sensors | transmitting to wireless receivers and pagers

    • Wireless Infrared Pager Alarm Product # WP1261

      Great for out-of-room monitoring. Motion sensor detects movement and activates the wireless pager to inform the caregiver once the alarm has been activated. can be set to off, chime, The infrared motion detector in the room with the patient will be silent, The receiver (pager) can be set to low or high volume with a range of up to 100 feet depending on the building layout. Pager/receiver is compact so it can be hung from a waistband or carried in a pocket. Sensor can be placed next to the bed, above door, next to stairway or just about anywhere. As soon as a hand, foot, or head crosses through the invisible beam, the alarm triggers.

    • Dakota Alert WR3000

      The WR-3000 is the receiver for the WRH-3000 system. The WR-3000 plugs in to a standard wall outlet and can be placed on a table or mounted on the wall. When the receiver gets a signal from the transmitter, one of 4 different tones (Classical, Westminster Chime, Ding Dong, Whistle) will sound for a few seconds. There is also a volume control so you can set the sound to the desired level. The receiver is also equipped with 4 form "C" relays (one for each zone) and one J 2 VDC output terminal that will activate for several seconds when a signal is received. The receiver can be user programmed so the 12VDC terminal and one relay will activate for 1 to 10 minutes if this is desired. The tones will still sound for several seconds.

    • Dakota Alert Manufacturer No: PR3000.

      WPR3000 Pager will receive a signal from any of the Dakota Transmitters. Clip the pager/receiver on your belt or carry it in your pocket. Choose from audible alarm or vibrating paging. The rechargeable battery and battery charger are included.

    • Dakota Alert WMA3000

      This system is the ultimate in PIR wireless systems, with an incredible range of 600'. it will send a wireless signal back to the receiver, which will then emit a pleasant chime sound, The transmitter uses a passive infrared (PIR) beam to detect out to about 80 feet then send a radio signal back to the WR-3000 receiver up to 600 feet away*. The transmitter is weatherproof. Up to 4 zones can be monitored with additional transmitters. The transmitters can be programmed so they will each sound a different tone at the receiver. Receiver: The Dakota WR3000 is the Receiver for this system. It includes an on/off switch, volume control, and four different chime sounds to choose from.

    • Model Number: DKIR3000 Manufacturer: Dakota Alert IR3000

      The Dakota Alert WIR3000 indoor PIR motion detector is compatible with all transmitters and receivers in the Dakota 3000 Series. The passive infrared detector is able to monitor an area up to 100 degrees wide. This can be narrowed down to 20 degrees from right to left, up to 80 degrees, and up and down up to 50 degrees. There are also three different sensitivity settings, allowing detection of a person up to 12, 25 or 40 feet away.

    • DKIR3000 Dakota Alert

      The Dakota Alert WIR3000 indoor PIR motion detector is compatible with all transmitters and receivers in the Dakota 3000 Series, and also has a range of up to 600'*.

    • 900 MHz transmitting bracelets

      sends continuous signals to Trusty Bip and can be worn by a patient without hassle. When he leaves TRUSTY BIP's operating range, or the place where he is supposed to be (home, hospital etc) the signal is no longer received, and the patient's name is displayed on the display, along with his position and any additional information which can be user configured. At this point, personnel or family members can promptly intervene in the patient's rescue. The "Patient Locator" feature allows to locate the exact position of the person under surveillance, and along with the "Call Waiting" function, which can manage more alerts at the same time, and a historical record, allows you to have a full history of your patient's whereabouts.Transmitting bracelet on wrist How it works The transmitting bracelet (which can be worn around wrist or ankle, and locked to avoid loss) sends a signal every 10 seconds. If this signal is not received for at least 3 minutes, Trusty Bip's alarm will go off.

    • Spy cell phone, bugging device, digital micro recorder, shotgun microphone, voice changers, spy cameras, photo cameras,

    • Wireless Wander Alarm

      monitors the movement of Alzheimer's or dementia patients. system has two components: a motion detector and a wireless remote alarm. Place the motion detector near the doorway (mounting tape supplied) and turn it on. When someone wanders within 15' of the detector, a signal is sent to the alarm. The alarm sounds, alerting caregiver The transmitter doesn't sound, eliminating the risk of resident becoming agitated. Select one of three alarm tones: musical, bell, or siren. Alarm continues to sound for 2 seconds, 30 seconds, or 1 minute after last motion detected. The alarm receiver can be as close as an inch to the motion detector/transmitter or up to 120 feet away. Set receiver down or carry it with you. The detector plugs directly into an outlet or can use a 9V battery (sold separately). Remote alarm receiver uses 3 AA batteries (sold separately). Not for outdoor use. Alarm receiver can be as close as an inch to the motion detector/transmitter or up to 120 feet away

    • Departure Alert Door strip

      mounts easily to any crucial doorway or exit to alert you when any resident wearing a wristband (not included) attempts to depart. Simply hang the Departure Alert above the door and plug it in-,no set-up required! When the resident wanders too close, an audible and visual alert sounds. Only the caregiver can silence the alarm using the caregiver key or order optional Wireless Keypad. Optional Central Monitoring Unit sounds alarm station by displaying both the doorway location and the resident that set off the alarm.

    • Love Connection®Monitors enable the care giver to closely monitor individuals without having to be in the same room.

      remote monitor allows the caregiver to venture outside the home and work in the garden while monitoring an individual almdiagramt2.gif

    • Voice Alert 6 Wireless Annunciation System Voice Alert System-6

      annunciation system featuring wireless PIR sensors transmitters and a remote receiver/speaker base unit. Users record their own alert messages and are then notified with their own voice message when activity in a monitored is detected.

    • Wireless Wander Alarm " a sensitive discrete monitor. you can detect movement of a person from a bed, chair, room or doorway with this sensitive discreet monitor.

      Chime can be set to sound at the monitor or send a signal to the small receiver that can be mounted or placed up to 100 feet away. The chiming unit takes one 9V transistor battery and the door switch takes a specialty battery, model A23.

    • Bed Pad with Wireless Remote Alarm 0197

      Place this pad underneath your loved one in bed and set the alarm. The second they get up, an alarm will sound both at bedside and at the remote alarm location (typically located in the caregiver's room).Signal Transmission, Receiver to Transmitter range: 100 ft.

    • PIR bed alarm

      for restless patients that move around in bed. Eliminates sensor pads that can get wet and have cords that get tangled. When activated, the PIR Alarm transmits an invisible beam down the entire length of the bedside. Unlike weigh triggered sensor pads or cord activated pull cord alarms, the alarm sounds when any part of the patients body moves through the infrared beam. The alarm comes with an on/off switch and can be set of either a chime or alarm sound. When activated, the PIR Alarm will sound for 30 seconds and then automatically reset itself. Magnetic mounting bracket easily attaches to metal bed frame.

    • DCT ASSOCIATES PTY LTD Bed and Chair Occupancy Monitor.

      uses two alarm components. A pressure mat is located in the bed where the person normally sits or lays. This pressure mat is cabled to an alarm unit. Variations to the alarm include: The use of a radio linked alarm for use in the home environment

    • Floor Mat with Wireless Remote Alarm 0196

      Floor Mat with Wireless Remote Alarm For patients at risk of wandering or falling, caregivers need to be alerted immediately of any attempt to get out of bed or out the door. Place this floor mat next to the bed or en route to any area that you want to monitor for unauthorized activity. When the floor mat is stepped on, the alarm will sound at both the mat and at the remote alarm location (typically in the caregiver's room). Alarm at the floor mat can be sile

    • Fall Alarm Monitors

      Bed Sensor Pads, Chair Sensor Pads, Weight-Sensing Floor Mats, and Early Warning Seatbelts

    • Alarm - Motion Sensor with Telephone

      Made for caregiver who needs to know of someone getting out of bed or any room. Calls telephone (after programming) with different telephone number, including caregiver, family member or neighbor. Locate telephone near bedside with motion sensor in telephone base aiming down the edge of bed or near door where motion sensor picks up body movement

    • Alarm - Bed Sensor Sheet Under Mattress System

      Made one who leaves bed during sleep time. Alerts caregiver in or near room of movement getting out of bed. Air sheet under mattress stays out of sight.

    • Alarm - Motion Sensor with Local Pager

      Made for one who wanders from Alzheimers or dementia. Alerts caregiver with Local Pager/reciever. Ideal for bedside or bedroom door.

    Push a Button, summon local help or dial a number

    Watch Call Button For Emergency Calls For Seniors/Elderly, Those Living Alone

    You can now call for help with a wireless emergency panic button built into a real working watch.


    entry-level Wireless Nurse Call System is great for your smaller facility of 2-20 residents.

    Visonic Technologies

    Alert Notification Options that automatically delivers the correct patient call,

    24hrs-a-day to the right medical responder no matter where the caregiver happens to be.

    WithoutBoundaries Storefront system comes with two Caregiver Call Buttons and one Caregiver Pager with 300 ft. range.

    Pager has an audible alarm, and is small enough to be carried in a pocket or clipped to a belt A call button may be mounted on the headboard of a bed or worn as a pendant around the neck -- or even attached to the wall in the bathroom. The Pager/Receiver has two alert settings Wireless PIR With Pager & Help Call Buttons

    The RCG-04 is a simple to use kit comprising of 2 x call button transmitters with neck-cord attachment, 1 x caregiver alarm pager and 1 x battery operated PIR. A press of the call button will raise an alarm to the pager with an operating range in excess of 100 Metres. The battery powered PIR with on/off switch and wall fixing bracket provides a quick and reliable method of detecting a person leaving their bed (fixed at low level aiming up the side of a bed) or approaching a door to leave the building. The PIR can be switched on at night when going to bed, should a person walk into the detection beam the pager will respond.

    Verizon V400AM-1 features easy to read display, for the visually impaired, and enhanced acoustics for the hearing impaired. The V400AM-1 offers piece of mind with one touch dialing, available for programming emergency numbers on the base and handset.

    BIG RED Emergency Button big_red_stick_bat.gif (16706 bytes) place BIG RED button  in the rooms you most frequent. In an emergency, push the BIG RED button, holding it down for 4 seconds. It will send a RF (radio frequency) signal to the main console, which will trigger an alarm -- the lights flash, the siren sounds, and it calls ORCA's monitoring station for emergency help (if you have an Monitored system). All BIG REDs are wireless, battery operated, and mountable to almost any surface. . Requires any X10 Security Transceiver - Sold with transceivers or base stations included in security kits like Protector plus (DS7000)

    Guardian Alert 911 Talk directly to a 911 emergency operator at the push of a button.

    DesignTech's Guardian Alert 911™ requires no monthly subscription or service fee. Guardian Alert 911 works just like a cordless phone on any standard phone line with 911 service and tone dialing. Guardian Alert 911 can be comfortably worn around the neck, clipped on a belt, or carried in a pocket at all times. Great for babysitters, woodworkers, diabetics, singles and senior citizens. The Battery Backup should be considered for this device so that it will operate during a power outage. No monthly fees

    provides onsite wireless paging software systems for on-premise paging

    Monday, September 13, 2010

    Activites for in-home caregivers

    1. Best Alzheimer's Products Offers this observation:

      One concern of many caregivers is that some of the recommended activities for people with Alzheimer's are demeaning to the patient.

      Alison Mahoney addresses this concern in a study published in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias. She maintains that, "stage-appropriate activities do not demean dementia patients when caregivers present play as a legitimate recreation and create a sense of fun and interest."

    2. Participate in Activities at Local Senior Centers

      senior centers and adult day care is becoming increasingly more common. This is a good opportunity for both of you. For your patient, he can take part in planned activities and interact with others his age. For you, it can give you a break and some free time. There is so much that an Alzheimer's patient can do.

    3. Toys for Alzheimer's patients should be considered as a part of a complete care program unless they are objected to by the patient herself.

    4. Tangle Therapy

      sized to fit in the palm and is designed to provide a one of a kind feel and action. Manipulating the Tangle relieves minor stress, improves range of hand motion, restores motion of joints, improves muscle performance, strengthens finger muscles, rehabilitates hand muscles and joints. Tangle®Therapy is appropriate for people in all stages

    5. Walking Blog with Wendy Bumgardner

      Walking Helps Aging Brains: needed for walking helped keep the brain better organized.

    6. taking a drive,

    7. doing housework

    8. Pop Popcorn In A Pan

    9. looking at pictures or magazines

    10. watching movies,

    11. baking cookies,

    12. listening to music,

    13. carve" a magnetic pumpkin, who happily haunts your fridge.

      The removable features make face-lifts easy.

    14. singing

    15. dancing

    16. Go Fish For 2 players. Go Fish is a set collection game in which players try to gather sets of four cards of the same rank by asking other players for cards they might have.

    17. Spoons For 3 to 13 players. Spoons is a clever card game that can be played by children and adults together. This card game also goes by the names Pig and Tongue, and spoons are not necessary to play those versions of the game.

    18. "Guess Who?" is a game for two players

    19. Old Maid For 3 to 8 players. Old Maid is part of a family of card games known as "scapegoat" games. In scapegoat games, the goal is to avoid having a particular card or cards.

    20. Snap For 2 to 12 players. Snap is a matching game, often played with custom decks specifically designed for the game. These rules are for playing Snap with a standard deck of cards.

    21. Slamwich A variation of the classic game Slap Jack, Slamwich is played with a deck of cards shaped like slices of bread. Each card depicts a sandwich ingredient. After the cards are dealt, players take turns putting one of their cards face up on a center stack. If the same ingredient is turned up twice in a row, or with only one other card between them, the first player to slam the deck wins the whole pile. Cards depicting a thief require that you slap the deck while yelling, "Stop, thief!"

    22. Bananagrams Bananagrams, the 2009 Game of the Year,

    23. Monopoly Junior Games for children should be short in duration to fit their attention spans,

    24. Making bead jewelry

      perfect project completed project takes an hour or less.

    25. cribbage and backgammon.

    26. gluing paper beads

      incorporate paper crafting into your jewelry repertoire. The materials are easy to find and the technique is simple

    27. goofy "kid games" like Jenga and Don't Spill the Beans can be fun

    28. Lost Cities (short, easy game)

    29. Handmade -Paper

      By Kate Pullen, Guide for Rubber Stamping Projects Invitations Handmade Card

    30. Get some dwarf fruit trees, plant in a pot and water and tend to

    31. ciality paper

      available and these can be a great way to add texture and interest to a rubber stamping, scrapbooking or other papercraft projects.

    32. two-person game is Pente.

    33. Some individuals really enjoyed scrap booking.

    34. The game Battleship (also known as Battleships) is a guessing game played by two people. It is known throughout the world as a pencil and paper game

    35. Xmas ornaments

    36. Chinese checkers

      (alternative spelling Chinese chequers) is a board game that can be played by two

    37. a board with three pegs on it, and three rope circles, and its a homemade toss game

    38. etch a sketch

    39. using a brush to cover a sheet of card with coloured paint, cut the painted card into strips and laminate.

      The resulting bookmarks are a quick and easy way to boost self esteem

    40. Isola is a two-player abstract strategy board game.

      It is played on a 6x8 board

    41. Ghosts (Finnish: Kummituspeli, Swedish: Spökspelet)

      is a board game designed by Alex Randolph for two players, released in 1982 by Milton Bradley.

    42. Guess Who?

      a two-player guessing game created by Ora and Theo Coster, also known as Theora Design

    43. As handmade paper

      is typically more expensive than other craft papers an economical way to use it is just as a feature on a project, adding decoration and texture rather than using it to make an entire project.

    44. Making a Folded Box for Stamping Projects

    45. board game named "Carcassonne,

    46. Paper Flowers paper flowers are fun to make and can be customized with rubber stamps.

    47. Pencil Holder

      recycle old food packaging into useful pencil holders. A great way to use up odds and ends of paper

    48. Air Dry Clay Ornament - use air dry clay

    49. The Memory Magic™ Program,

      a comprehensive therapeutic intervention, uses Montessori principles with a person-centered approach.

    50. sort a deck of cards into colors and suits instead

    51. pet therapy

    52. relaxation, and structured sessions combining meditation, relaxation, sensory awareness and guided imagery beneficial form of therapy for people with Alzheimer’s is a therapy garden

    53. household chores,

      let person fold some laundry

    54. Discuss the newspaper or reminisce about old photos

    55. wash dishes

    56. Go for walks in the neighborhood, go for a drive, or spend time at a park.

    57. Activity blankets or fidget aprons,

      also called Activity Aprons that a low functioning senior can keep on their lap, that has many activities for their hands like strings to tie or braid, buttons to open and close, etc, are good to keep them occupied for a time and keep the hands and fingers nimble

    58. Memory Circles

      This Memory Activity is appropriate for people in early, middle and late stages

    59. Memory Jogging Puzzles

      encourage problem solving, like word search, sudoku and crosswords.

    60. Book Making

      go through different magazines and look for a specific item. Examples: birds,ladies,babies, cats, dogs, food, cars etc. then cut the items out and make "books".

    61. Simplify old hobbies.

      For those who liked to knit, try a simpler pattern. If they enjoy crossword puzzles, try a jigsaw puzzle with large pieces.

    62. Find the inner artist.

      Paint with watercolors, draw with crayons. People with Alzheimer's may not judge themselves as harshly as they once did, so they may finally free their inner artists.

    63. Participate in a yoga or tai chi class at your local community center.

      Simplify by picking only a couple of moves to try, or watch a yoga tape together.

    64. Write down family stories.

      Keep a book of the memories your loved one has related, and ask her to read it to the grandchildren.

    65. Give her dolls with zippers and buttons to play with or soft teddy bears, textured cloth, or fur to stroke.

    66. A fish tank or a window in front of a bird feeder may interest someone for hours.

    67. Plant seeds indoors or outdoors

    68. Cut pictures out of greeting cards or magazines

    69. Play dominoes

    70. Bake homemade bread

    71. Play with tops or jacks

    72. Write a poem together

    73. String Cheerios® to hang outside for birds

    74. Look at a map of the United States and identify states and capitals

    75. Play horseshoes

    76. Write a letter to a friend or family member

    77. Pop popcorn

    78. Make paper butterflies

    79. Finish famous sayings

    80. Model with play dough

    81. Arrange fresh flowers

    82. Recite nursery rhymes

    83. Roll yarn into a ball

    84. Trace and cut out autumn leaves

    85. Ask the person to show you how to knit or sew (or another favorite hobby)

    86. Make a picture frame our of popsicle sticks and glitt

    87. Play a musical instrument

    88. Ask the person about his or her favorite pet

    89. Read aloud and use visual aids

      such as memory poems, family pictures, or stories about "the days gone by" stimulate reminiscences. Ideas include Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Yesterdays by NaDezan, and other short stories

    90. sorting small, colorful pom-poms and placing them into the painted compartments of an ice-cube tray that match them

    91. work with a screwdriver,

      concentrating on driving screws into four holes that have been drilled in a smooth piece of wood

    92. Sadie

      places pegs of graduated sizes into their respective holes in a long wooden block.

    93. putting together simple two-piece puzzles made from magazine photos

      that have been cut out and laminated

    94. using a plastic ice cream scoop to remove painted golf balls from a bowl and place them into the color-matched wells of a muffin tin

    95. the memory skills of the game Concentration with boards like those used in a game of bingo

    96. Finger painting, playing marbles

    97. keep busy and engaged with repetitive seasonal activities.

    98. Set the person to work stringing garlands.

      All you need is a long heavy thread and a darning needle. Try stringing cranberries, popcorn, even O-shaped cereal (Fruit Loops are cheerfully colorful).

    99. Make pomanders. Clove-studded oranges

      to hang or display in a bowl

    100. Make cookies.

      Make Someone famous for cookies may miss the kitchen activity.

    101. Ball Roll The object is to roll a colorful ball across the table to each other.

    102. *Hand Massages-cutting,filing, and polishing nails

    103. Ask trivia questions

    104. games like tic tac toe, checkers

    105. Tai-Chi, Bean Bag Exercises


      seems to appeal to older people; birdfeeders of every kind, and make it a daily task to fill the feeders, supply the suet, and keep an eye out for old and new friends on the perches.

    107. E-MAIL Emailing friends and relatives you haven’t been in touch with

    108. reconnecting with friends they haven’t had much time for in the past.

      get together for weekly dinners or card games, monthly heater dates or classes. Old friends are great to reminisce with, but new friends offer an uncharted horizon full of possibilities.

    This blog cannot accept any responsibility for any injury or damage that you may cause to yourself, others, or property when following any advice given on this blog. CaregiversNewsbasket has no control of how you may use information you get from this site and does not attest to the validity of any information found within. Much of this information comes from third parties (, Use advice your own risk. Our goal is print only valuable information and advice.

    Sunday, September 12, 2010

    Safety Locks: Cabinets, Drawers, Stoves, Refridergators

    safety resources editing 9/15/2010

    CareGiver Resources edit 9.13.10