Making Life Better for Those with Alzheimer’s

by Linda Leigh
Categories: Hope Stories
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An intelligent bookkeeper. A talented bowler. A bingo enthusiast. That’s the way Dave  remembers how his mother used to be.

Now at age 82, Agnes suffers from Alzheimer’s.

Agnes attends the Adult Day Program at The Salvation Army’s London Village five days a week.  At the program she enjoys the music the most, tapping her feet and even dancing. Dave says as soon as they arrive at the Village, there’s an immediate improvement in her mood.

“When we pull into the Village, mom knows where she is and perks right up,” says Dave. “I have no worries when dropping her off because I know she’s in good hands. This is her second home.”

Agnes has formed many friendships with other participants and the staff. You can often find her putting together a puzzle with her peers, chatting over a cup of coffee and, of course, dancing.

“They’re (the staff) fantastic,” says Dave. “If it wasn’t for this program, I don’t know what we would do. This is mom’s happy place.