Tips from Aging Experts
Supporting a loved one with a neurocognitive disorder comes with many challenges and opportunities for learning. One of the most important takeaways I’ve learned throughout my clinical career is that it is important that you and the person you are caring for both create healthy habits. Stimulating and distracting your loved one, with exercises and games like those offered by Gleam in Your Eye, is a fantastic way to stay active and create joyful moments together.
Dre Anik Guimond, Ph.D. / Neuropsychologist
Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal
Gleam in Your Eye offers communication stimulation activities that are similar to the activities we encourage during counseling with the loved ones of our patients affected by a neurocognitive disorder.
Through these activities, your loved one is guided and encouraged to talk to help them maintain their communication skills, their ease of interacting with their environment, and their awareness of time. The most important thing is to have fun together! Communication is very important in our daily lives. It begins as soon as we wake up and accompanies all our senses.
With the activities proposed by Gleam in Your Eye, stimulating communication is possible with our loved ones. We believe this is a gesture of respect for life and whole-heartedly support this work!
Josée Bilodeau, Michelyne Hubert, Michelle Mékary et Sarah Milord : Geriatric Speech Therapist
People living with a cognitive impairment retain the same basic needs of every human being: the need to feel valued, useful and to occupy their time to overcome boredom. Gleam in Your Eye’s products and activities provide easy access to quality material specifically designed to stimulate, entertain and create a sense of accomplishment for those experiencing the effects of Alzheimer’s. Beyond the cognitive benefits, it allows for the opportunity to spend quality time with a caregiver.
Karine Thorn, Registered Nurse specializing in Aging
The effects of hearing loss can sometimes lead to a reduction in socialization activities and interactions within your environment. Uncorrected deafness, specifically, is often associated with a higher risk of developing cognitive problems due to lack of cognitive stimulation. Thus, by promoting communication and interactions with your loved one using the proposed activities, you can both stimulate their auditory system and prevent cognitive decline accelerated by the presence of a hearing loss.
Wendy Tat, Audiologist
Sometimes it’s hard to stay physically and socially active. As you age, you often tend to be less active and more isolated. We all know very well, too, that older people physically decline faster than a young person and recovery is much slower. This has an impact on the daily functioning of the person and of course, the caregiver who must compensate or help. This is why the activities proposed by the box Gleam in Your Eye are designed to help to slow down physical deconditioning, cognitive and sensory decline as well as provide a pleasant time with the caregiver. In addition, everything is ready for you, you don’t have to worry about finding activities!
Nancy Hart, Occupational therapist
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