Media Buzz — Dementia Caregiving
Memorable Mondays: Caregiver4Caregivers Memorable Pets Feature
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“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles Schultz This week's Memorable Monday post reflects on a feature article about Memorable Pets written by the well-known caregiver support website called Caregiver4Caregivers. The article explores the positive effects of stuffed animal and toy therapy on patients with later stages of Alzheimer's, highlighting Memorable Pets as a company created to provide Alzheimer's patients with plush toys that offer a sense of comfort and security. Read more: Stuffed Animal Pet / Toy Therapy
Alzheimer's Documentary: "The Genius of Marian"
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In 2008, Pam White set out to document her late mother's life—Marian Williams Steele—who passed away after a battle with Alzheimer's, but who was also a prominent and recognized impressionist painter of New England. However, a year into the project, Pam herself was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. Pam's son, Banker White, eventually continued her work in a documentary that would later be called "The Genius of Marian". In the film, White not only recounts his experiences with his mother's Alzheimer's, but also those of her and her mother's; a showcase of how the terminal disease affected two generations of the...