A dementia diagnosis doesn't mean that a person stops living or enjoying community. Research has shown that social withdrawal can play a large role in the rate of decline in people suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia. At ComfortCare Homes, we strive to keep our residents as socially involved as they'd like to be. Interacting with performers, artists and educators has such a positive effect on residents' moods, which leads to better health and fewer disruptive behaviors.
We regularly host acoustic musicians for short concerts, artists for painting or craft demonstrations, and other creative community members. Each time our residents have an opportunity to remember old songs or perform a task with confidence, it creates a moment of joy that can last much longer than a moment.
If you're a musician, artist, performer or someone with a desire to make an impact with this community, we encourage you to make a connection with your local ComfortCare Homes. Or, if you'd rather join the larger fight to find a cure for Alzheimer's, please consider volunteering or donating to your local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Together we can make a difference.