Alzheimer's Tennessee is excited to offer a diverse collection of videos designed to inform and inspire caregivers, family members, those living with a diagnosis... and just about everyone.
This week's video is an encore perfomrance! Get ready to move. The John T. O'Connor Senior Center's Claudia Jewell shows us some exercises you can do inside your home. For most of them you don't even need to get out of your chair! You might want to get some small hand weights, or even small cans to make the most of this workout... but that is optional.
You Gotta Make Music! Connecting with ourselves, with our world, and with those around us through shared Music Making!
This week's video is the first of two interactive music experiences that you can share with others by Debbie Shell, a Nationally Board-Certified Music Therapist in Knoxville.
You’re encouraged to watch and play with someone else - it’s a great way to make connections with your friends and your family.
Feel free to pause the video any time you like, to talk and share what you may be thinking or feeling.
Music is a gift that can bring meaningful moments with the people we love all the way to the end of life, because it helps us access our creativity, our inner musician, so we might find healing and health through the music.
Debbie has more than a decade of experience serving exceptional children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental disabilities.
She is Founder of Wellspring Music Therapy, and with extensive music and wellness training, she creates programs designed with health benefits for mind, body, and spirit wellness. Her primary passion is to bring the joy of music with engaging, energizing, and empowering interactive music experiences to enrich the lives of adults living with a Dementia diagnosis, care partners, and healthcare professionals.
She holds a Master’s degree in Music Education with Concentration in Music Therapy from the University of Georgia.
In last week's video we learned those living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia need human connection. This can be difficult to maintain in times like these. In this Alzheimer's Tennessee Enrichment Friday video, Dementia Care Expert Melanie Bunn shares some techniques to create social, emotional, spiritual and even physical connections with your loved ones while respecting distance.
Older people are more likely to have dementia and are more adversely affected by the coronavirus. In this video dementia care expert Melanie Bunn has some practical advice to help caregivers reduce the risk of their loved one being infected, and some strategies to help care for those who might be exposed.
All these weeks into the COVID-19 crisis, we are all weary. In this Alzheimer's Tennessee Friday Enrichment video, loss and grief recovery specialist Joy Gaertner offers advice on how to talk to children about their fears and anxieties. She also shares strategies to help us all take care of ourselves.
To connect with Joy Gaertner go to https://www.walkingwithjoy.com/.
Previous Enrichment Friday Sessions:
Alzheimer's care expert Melanie Bunn, RN, MS makes us aware of some of the health, fitness and diet concerns COVID-19 presents for those living with dementia and their caregivers.
Get ready to move. The John T. O'Connor Senior Center's Claudia Jewell shows us some exercises you can do inside your home. For most of them you don't even need to get out of your chair! You might want to get some small hand weights, or even small cans to make the most of this workout... but that is optional.
Grief Recovery Specialist Joy Gaertner shares more information and inspiration to help us cope with all the varied losses brought on by the response to the COVID-19 virus.
With so many of us staying at home, smart phones and tablets are our best way to stay in touch with loved ones. Jennifer Dancu shows us how to get the most out of our devices. This video is detailed, so you might want to view it in full screen.
In last week's video, Grief Recovery Specialist Joy Gaertner helps us cope with the loss of opportunities caused by our response to the COVID-19 emergency. Use the email form below if you have a question for Joy.
More interesting videos will follow, so keep checking back.