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Friday, May 29, 2009

Activities

Activities directors, other healthcare professionals and caregivers here is something that might interest you
Alzheimer's Association

Introduction
For the person with Alzheimer's, activities structure the time. Activities also can enhance a person's sense of dignity and self-esteem by giving purpose and meaning to his or her life.

Planning activities should focus on the:

Person

Activity

Approach

Place

Focus on the person
Activities should be appropriate to the person and reflect his or her interests.

Keep the person's skills and abilities in mind

Pay special attention to what the person enjoys

Consider if the person begins activities without direction

Be aware of physical problems

Choosing an activity
Well-planned activities can improve the quality of life of those with dementia.

Focus on enjoyment, not achievement

Encourage involvement in daily life

Relate to past work life

Look for favorites

Change activities as needed

Consider the time of day

Adjust activities to stages of the disease

Your approach
Your approach to activities can bring.........read the whole thing

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