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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Celebrating Lei Day with those who have dementia (part 2)

Activities directors, other healthcare professionals and caregivers

There is something for folks with almost every level of dementia, to do.

Tearing strips of paper is a good part of the lei making process for lower functioning group members. If group members have trouble making the strips then you or a higher functioning resident can tear the strips as the less able resident holds the paper.

Use yarn as the holder for the paper strips. Use a plastic craft needle. Thread the yarn into the needle. A double strand of yarn is best. The double stranded yarn should be at least 30 inches long Make sure to make a knot at the end of the yarn.

Next start putting the paper through the needle in an…..

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