May 25, 2014

Can Dementia Patients Learn New Things?

"They are amazing with what they can learn (Alzheimer's patients). I know they have a stigma about them that they can't learn anymore. It is not true". ~Marisa Henrickson

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Marisa Henrickson - Source Observer and Google
From YouTube. Marisa Henrickson has a positive outlook for those who live with Dementia.

Henrickson organizes activities at Washington County Health Center to keep residents active including music, kick ball and photography.

From Bob DeMarco. I am going to strongly suggest that you watch and listen to every word that Marisa says in this video. Look closely at her face as she speaks and soak it all in.

This is a very good example of how people living with dementia are capable of more than we can imagine.

You might get a good idea of your own while watching. At the very least this video will help to expand and enliven your caregiver brain.

Marisa Henrickson uses her camera lens and art background in an attempt to invigorate the minds of people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

She doesn't believe they can't learn new things, so she tries to spark their imagination through music, vintage photos, trivia and current events during her daily therapy sessions with residents at the Washington County Health Center in Chartiers Township.

Read more in the Observer-Reporter

Listening to a Person with Alzheimer's

Coping with Dementia

Understanding Alzheimer's


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