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.
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/.
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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.