How to Give the Greatest Hug Ever Invented

I took care of my mother who lived with dementia for 8 and a half years. 3,112 days.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomI understand how Alzheimer's caregiver feel. I was one.As part of learning how to communicate more effectively with my mom,I invented the greatest hug ever.This hug is not limited to persons living with dementia; in fact, it works with everyone and will improve your life.Alzheimer's Care The Power of Purpose in Our LivesIf you don't touch your loved one who will? The Importance of Touch and Kindness in Dementia CareAre you hugging someone you care about at least 3 times a day? 3 times you ask? I stumbled on to this. There is scientific evidence thatgetting hugged 3 times a day reduces anxiety and stress. It alsoraises your self concept - how you feel about yourself. It makes you think and feel more positive about yourself,and more positive about the world around you.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:Here is how it happened to me, and how I invented the greatest hug ever.Here is how you do it.Communicating in Alzheimer's World1. Start the hugTake your left hand, spread it out wide and put it on the back of your loved one. You are going to place your hand over the area where there heart is. Upper back in the middle.2. Take your right hand and place on the back of their head. Like you would if you were holding a baby.3.Cling on a little bit. Take a few deep breaths. Be patient, let yourself relax. If you are a caregiver you might actually fi...
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I took care of my mother who lived with dementia for 8 and a half years. 3,112 days.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomI understand how Alzheimer's caregiver feel. I was one.As part of learning how to communicate more effectively with my mom,I invented the greatest hug ever.This hug is not limited to persons living with dementia; in fact, it works with everyone and will improve your life.Alzheimer's Care The Power of Purpose in Our LivesIf you don't touch your loved one who will? The Importance of Touch and Kindness in Dementia CareAre you hugging someone you care about at least 3 times a day? 3 times you ask? I st...
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