OAK HILL —
“You should have a warm feeling, not just a sign that says ‘welcome.’ You should reflect what you want your patients to feel.”
He indirectly got the idea from some of his patients.
“I have several patients who are older and some of them quilt and they are just sharp as a button,” he said.
“People who do quilting, they don’t get Alzheimer’s. The piano teachers, the quilters... When you do things with your hands, intricate things, you’re keeping your brain sharp. You have to focus on orientation, spacing, color determination, the fine movements of your hands.
“A person doing quilting is exercising his brain. When we do complex tasks with our hands, using dexterity, you’re using your mind, your vision. It’s a complex cognitive function and when you exercise that, you are keeping your brain channels open.