Toy Parrot Improves Mood and Behavior in Alzheimer's Patient

This article is about Alzheimer's disease,Pete the Repeat Parrot, and my mother Dotty who lived with Alzheimer's disease.He might not look like much in the image (see image at the bottom of this article); but he is powerful and will provide you with hours of stress free respite. Most caregivers assume this parrot won't work for them. In almost every case, over 900 caregivers, it worked. You might pay about $20 for one hour of respite care. You can buy this parrot for around $20. By my own estimate this parrot provided me with about 3,000 hours of respite care at a cost of less thanone cent (.006) per hour.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomI'll start by mentioning, I tried to determine if their was any other variable that could be causing the behavior and mood improvement in my mother. As far as I could tell, the only thing that changed was the purposeful introduction of Pete the Repeat Parrot into our lives.For those of you that know me from this blog, you know that I was always trying to do things that improved my mother's behavior and interaction with others and me.For the most part, everything I tried came from simple observations, or from something that I read and then reconnoitered to make it work in an Alzheimer's filled environment.In the case of Pete the Parrot is was part design but mostly luck.Please read this article also -The Best Alzheimer's Caregiver Tool of Them All, HarveyMy mother loved greeting cards that sang and/or shook. We had the...
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Alzheimer's caregivers often confuse the difference between short term memory loss and memories.Dementia patients lose their ability to remember new information and experiences. This happens because they can no longer store new memories in their brain.On the other hand,dementia patients remain full of memories. These memories were stored in their brain long before the onset of Alzheimer's disease.Topic -How to Reduce Caregiver StressBy Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:A simple example. My mother was already in the moderate to severe stages of dementia. One night while we wer...
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