People who are losing their past still deserve a future
To most people the mention of Alzheimer's induces a state of hopelessness.
Dr. John Zeisel argues uncurable, doesn't mean untreatable, and if we shift our focus to the non-pharmacological then dementia becomes treatable, including the design of the very buildings where people with dementia live. > read article
New York Magazine has named Hearthstone as one of
the 20 OUTSTANDING Housing Options for seniors living in
New York City. > read article
O - The Oprah Magazine John Zeisel was recently featured in in an article titled
Bed, Bath & Bliss, written by Tim Jarvis. The article focuses on how light, space
and room layout affect physical and psychological well-being. > read article
Scientific American Mind
How Room Designs Affect Your Work and Mood "What is
there about people that we need to find out about in order
to build buildings that respond to people’s needs?”
John Zeisel describes well-designed special care units for Alzheimer’s patients that reduce anxiety, aggression and social withdrawal. > read article


  I'm Still Here  
A book from the founder of Hearthstone

A Breakthrough Approach to Understanding Someone Living with Alzheimer's

Dr. John Zeisel writes as an innovator in nonpharmacological approaches to treating Alzheimer's. In I’m Still Here he focuses on connecting with individuals with Alzheimer’s through their abilities that don’t diminish with time. Learn that people who have the disease are highly creative and emotionally intelligent. And during the course of Alzheimer’s, caregivers can have vibrant and meaningful relationships with people who have the disease.
> Visit the "I'm Still Here" website

Alzheimer's Diagnosis Isn't the End
A front page article in the Huffington Post by Dr. John Zeisel
We all hope that we, and the people we love, will not develop Alzheimer's disease. Yet a 2010 survey by Harris Interactive found that almost as many people in the U.S. fear "getting" Alzheimer's (31 percent) as fear cancer (41 percent) and that the fear of Alzheimer's
increased over 50 percent since 2006--more than any other disease. And fully 62 percent of those surveyed also said they know little or nothing about Alzheimer's.

A great many people in the first 10 years of this condition live their lives to the fullest–renewing and deepening relationships with those they love and who love them. There are now ways to help people with Alzheimer's overcome "behavior" problems and emotional suffering built on the perspective that a person with Alzheimer's is a person with interests, desires, and abilities.  > read the article

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