Seniors suffering from dementia tend to be up more during the night, in need of attention and stimulation at unconventional hours. A program in New York is introducing a clever way to help during the night by offering a service to help entertain and care for dementia patients while helping the caregivers who are often family members and friends.
The program, which appears to be rare, is kind of a “night camp” for dementia victims who don’t sleep at night or tend to wake up agitated or become frightened or disoriented by the fall of darkness.
It’s meant to provide care and activity — lots of activity — to fill the wee hours for people with Alzheimer’s and similar diseases who live at home. And it’s meant to provide their caregivers — usually a son or daughter — with a treasured night’s sleep.”
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