Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Website to help Alzheimer's Caregivers

Weill Cornell Medical College has created an interactive, multimedia website to help people who care for individuals who have Alzheimer's or dementia. This website is called "This Caring Home" and it has a virtual home tour that provides solutions for home safety and daily care issues.  Home safety issues include stove safety, bathroom safety, and lighting to prevent falls.  Daily care issues include wandering, advice about meals, suggestions about how to deal with agitated behavior, dementia-friendly activities, and memory aids.  In addition, they have information about home safety products, such as shower chairs, lift chairs, bed handles, safety burners, and wandering monitors.

Here is one of the videos from the website:
Oliver Sacks talks about Alzheimer's and the power of music

1 comment:

S said...

The new website is a wonderful tool. The video with Oliver Sacks is great - we saw another video with him on Alz. weekly. That is where we discovered the film on Alz. and creative arts "I Remember Better When I Paint". Very inspirational. http://www.alzheimersweekly.com/Art_and_Music