Utilizing a patent pending process called Altus Oscillation™ for enhancing carefully selected music, we have developed a non-pharmaceutical product capable of comforting Patients while providing valuable relief for their Caregivers. Our goal is to provide a few hours of human peace each day for what will be both the Patient and Caregiver’s long and arduous journey.
The tasks of caring for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can add up quickly, leaving you exhausted and stressed out. Chances are, if you've been a caregiver for more than a few weeks you've experienced a certain degree of caregiver burnout.
Do you make New Year’s resolutions before or after the first day of January? If you are caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, you may think you don’t have time to make them at all! But now during the first week of the year, as the holiday hustle and bustle is settling down, why not create a list of things to consider during 2019?
We all know that some stress is inevitable when caring for a loved one, but unrelenting stress is bad for everyone. Think of a candle: If you leave it lit 24/7, it will quickly burn through. But if you let it rest between periods of use, it will last a long time. You are like that candle.
As caregivers, we tend to have a lot of “reasons” why we don’t take the time to care for ourselves. We feel selfish, don’t have enough time in the day, or simply don’t know how to ask for help. Whatever the reason may be, the truth is, we all know if we don’t take proper […]
If your Dad wear pajamas to church instead of his Sunday best...something is wrong. Sometimes it can be difficult to know when a loved one is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's or dementia. Here are the seven physical signs of Alzheimer’s disease that you should know about:
The behaviors we see and feel from a loved one with Alzheimer’s are often disconcerting, frustrating, and too many times result in an angry reaction. The typical paradigm: confusion, frustration leading to the eventual blow up. Until you find a way to cope and communicate effectively with a person living with dementia, as a caregiver […]
Music’s effect on the brain has been studied for centuries because of its powerful influence over brain function. We are still discovering amazing things about the connection between music and our minds, and we now know that musical aptitude and appreciation are among the last cognitive abilities to atrophy in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. For […]
Taking care of a parent or loved one with Alzheimer's can often be a full time "job" for Caregivers. The effects of forgoing respite and meaningful support add up, and the result can be crippling. As Caregivers, most of us have probably heard about burnout, but many are still unfamiliar with the concept of compassion fatigue.
We know communication can be challenging when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. We’ve put together some reasons why we think music is an important part of your caregiver toolkit. Stimulates Memories Music brings back remote memories and can open a pathway to reconnection. Increased Engagement Silence never acts to promote engagement. Increases Concentration Listening to […]