Saturday, May 17, 2008

Another great dementia activity

Before you begin to design or use a dementia activity, it is of the utmost importance that you known persons you are interacting with. It is helpful to recognize the dementia folks likes and dislikes as well as their strenghts and weaknesses. Also helpful is knowledge of the dementia persons past life and experiences since they may not be able to tell you them. Clinical observation is of the utmost importance here.

Persons with dementia, as well as other nursing home residents, love music.Music is such a powerful tool. Often dementia folks remember words to familiar songs even when they are otherwise non verbal. Singing improves dementia persons' mood. Singing is also good for the lungs.

Click here to learn more about an easy to do dementia music activity


sl said...

I am going to use this dementia next week

sl said...

Music, especially for dementia folks, does soothe the soul

slynn said...

Thanks Susan for the wonderful dementia activity

Katie said...

Cannot wait to try it.

slynn said...

Where can I get a copy of your book?