Alzheimer’s Month at The Wildbird Shack

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month has returned. We take this month very seriously as Alzheimer’s disease is something we work with closely. There are lots of ways to improve the lives of those with the disease. We discussed one of these methods with Alyse at The Wildbird Shack.

Sensory Stimulation

Sensory stimulation is important to those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. It helps engage all the senses when outside with a bird house or sensory garden. Sight, sound, and smell can all easily be engaged when surrounded by these things. The colors of flowers, the houses, and the birds create a positive visual experience. While the sounds of nature, including birds chirping that were brought to the houses, get the ears perking up.

What That Does

Engaging the senses can help keep the mind in shape. The senses keep neurons firing back and forth from the brain and can help keep the mind a little sharper. This helps to bring back memories and the ability to connect. It also just makes people with Alzheimer’s happier and feel more calm or relaxed.


The best place for a person suffering from memory loss is a familiar place. Freedom Home Care provides just that during a truly difficult and challenging transition for a family. Freedom Home caregivers go through specialized training in order to work with an individual with Alzheimer’s disease. Freedom Home Care provides this trusted in-home care in Chicago and the surrounding areas, such as, Buffalo Grove, Oak Brook, and Winnetka. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease and it is in maintaining that regular routine safe living environment that Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing can help. Freedom Home Care is personal in its approach as it tailors to what a client needs. Each and every day, you and your family are not alone.