For several years now, I have been searching for the best ideas to bring joy to the day-to-day lives of people with cognitive disorders. I am absolutely convinced that we give up on these individuals too quickly, when they are still capable of doing things to regain self-confidence and keep their spirits up. I meet fantastic, creative people who invest a lot of themselves to offer memorable, high-quality moments to the person they love. I work with health professionals specializing in geriatrics; these passionate people share their knowledge with me, for the purpose of offering products adapted to their patients. I am well supported in this journey, and I am learning every day about these diseases, which unfortunately take over the lives of our loved ones.
Through this blog, I intend to share my strong beliefs about the importance of offering a positive and nurturing environment. I will ask specialists and caregivers to cover various topics, which will give you guidance to improve your methods or introduce you to new techniques. I will share ideas of things to try that have worked for my mother and me. As you’ve probably guessed, I didn’t develop this interest randomly.
As is often the case, the life of my mother, France, and of our family was turned upside down ten years ago when she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Over time, as I developed an understanding of her unique needs, I realized there were very few things that existed that could bring joy to her daily life.
With this blog, I intend to offer you a new perspective on these cognitive disabilities. A positive and engaging approach. Specific tips and tricks that aim to spark joy. The sharing of fun and comical experiences. Ideas that will make sense to you and that will be easy to recreate.
Stay tuned for more very soon !
Caregiver and Founder of Gleam in Your Eye