Jun 11, 2014

Alzheimer's Patients Express Love Through Cuddle Therapy

Alzheimer's Cuddle therapy enables those living with dementia to connect back into the world and express emotions like love.

Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's Patients Express Love Through Cuddle Therapy

Your brain is like your stomach. And, the thoughts you think determine how you act and feel. What you think, how you think, and how you perceive the world determines your attitudes and behaviors. Think positive thoughts and your brain will follow. The opposite can also be true.

There is a tendency for Alzheimer's caregivers to come to the belief that their loved one no longer loves them. They mistake the emotional indifference that comes with dementia as lack of love.

Persons living with Alzheimer's and related dementia still love.

And, they still love you.

I hope you'll take the time to watch, and then think about the three minute video below. This is the kind of information you want to be feeding your brain.

Try to think beyond the obvious. If persons living with dementia can express love to a baby doll it should not be a stretch of the imagination  to believe they still feel love - for those that they love and loved.

Alzheimer's patients still feel the past. They often talked about long ago situations they remember that are full of emotion for them. A major component of long term memory is emotion.

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Cuddle therapy enables those with Alzheimer’s and related dementia(s) to connect to a time in their lives that was very meaningful—motherhood.

Now, many residents at Morning Pointe can reconnect to that piece of their past and relive and important part of their life. It's part of the special programming at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of Excellence.

Gigibean Sprout dolls are made special for seniors.

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Bob DeMarco
About Author. Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). Bob is a recognized expert, writer, speaker, and influencer in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community worldwide. The ARR Knowledge Base contains more than 4,700 articles. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

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