The New York Memory Center put together a short film in early 2013 illustrating how important staying active and engaged in social care is for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
Participating in the arts, such as music, painting, dancing, and yoga, can slow the effects of memory loss and possibly prove more effective in certain patients than available medications for Alzheimer's.
The film focuses on Ola Hightower, whose dementia most significantly affects her short-term memory, and her daughter and caregiver, Allyson Hightower. Allyson notes the positive mood and behavioral changes in her mother after she began regularly attending her memory center.
"I can remember things that happened years ago," Ola said, when asked how her good her memory was, "but don't ask me what I had for breakfast this morning."
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