Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Developing Activities for Alzheimers Sufferers

In my profile, I realise I have an almost throwaway comment on the end ...... 'trying to cope with a Dad who has Alzheimer's'.

Sounds such a simple phrase, but it encompasses much heart-ache that would take a book to describe and maybe I'll explore some things at another time......

However ...... one thing I am constantly looking out for are things to engage my Dad with. In the UK, there is a definite lack of products aimed at people with Alzheimer's, although in the States I have found a huge wealth of things. Nevertheless, the shipping and any extra import duties make this prohibitive.

Still ...... something caught my eye today....

I always look at the Needlework News at Craft Gossip as it is a fantastic source of interesting needlework blogs and websites. Yesterday they had a link to an intriguing looking site called LilyPond. On this site they have all sorts of resources for projects that combine electronics and textiles.

Some of their ideas are really exciting! It's made me wonder whether it's possible to develop interactive wall hangings and other objects that might appeal to people with Alzheimer's?

2 comments:

RosyTint said...

Needlework News at Craft Gossip is a new one on me...thanks for the link Eileen.

Elaine said...

Yes, it is a good website/blog.

Mind you, the one drawback is that it has so many interactive adverts and what-have-yous that if you leave a 'tab' open to view it, after a time, it seems to 'eat' the memory on my laptop. It then really slows down. I've learnt to look and then close it :)

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