Friday, May 1, 2009

Cince de Mayo for those with dementia(part 2)

Activities directors, other healthcare professionals and caregivers
I like to make a card to distribute to the group involved with this activity. Below is a sample of a simple card I created. I actually distribute it to all the residents in our particular nursing home.
As you can see we are featuring ice cream as the sweet treat. You can feature anything you want. You can get ideas from the cookbook below

It just so happens that the folks I serve, love ice cream. Therefore at just about every event we feature ice cream. I like it because it is easy. It can be bought in sugar free varieties and, if necessary, it can be tickened to meet almost every dietary need

Just another note about the cards I created for this holiday. We have several higher functioning residents who need jobs and folding these cards is a great task for them. You create and copy and they fold. This folding task also works as a great diversionary tactic for a mildly agitated person with dementia who will have success with this project.

You can make cards similar to this for any holiday. If folding in quarters is too much, then make a card that is just folded in half. This requires that you are able to print on both sides of the paper

More great fun tomorrow. See you then
Remember, keep it simple

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