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How Color Therapy Can Help Dementia

How Color Therapy Can Help Dementia

For many, color therapy (or chromotherapy) is a bit of a mystery. And in many ways, it’s still in its infancy — but the limited discoveries researchers have made indicate that the ways we connect with, and respond to color are incredibly unique. Have you ever sat in a...
Tactile Memory: Do We Remember Touch?

Tactile Memory: Do We Remember Touch?

Do you know how it feels to wrap yourself in a warm, fuzzy blanket? What about the feeling of squishing sand between your toes as you slowly wade into cool ocean water? Those examples of sensory memory in everyday life illustrate tactile memory (or haptic memory),...
The Benefits of Art Therapy for Dementia

The Benefits of Art Therapy for Dementia

Physical and emotional stress are part of daily life for your loved ones living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. As such, they experience a variety of anxieties that are caused by their inability to effectively connect with the world around them and express their...
The Benefits of Hand Massage Therapy for Seniors

The Benefits of Hand Massage Therapy for Seniors

Have you ever had a really good massage — the kind that leaves you feeling fully refreshed and ready to tackle whatever life might throw at you? If so, you already know how powerful therapeutic touch can be. It feels good, eases muscle tension and can sometimes even...
Sensory Activities for Adults With Dementia

Sensory Activities for Adults With Dementia

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be enormously rewarding. But it can also be challenging — especially when it comes to keeping your loved one engaged and active day to day.   Having a few go-to sensory activities to engage in with your loved one...
How Does Haptic Memory Work?

How Does Haptic Memory Work?

When we explore objects through touch, our brains create lasting memories directly related to those objects. The process, called haptic memory, happens automatically without any intentional effort as a way to help us recognize pressure, pain or something that feels...