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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What do George Burns, Gunsmoke and Hemingway all have in common?

Activities directors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals,here is some Mandala art

Here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professinals,

Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be

Here are more interesting dementia brain boosting activities

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They’re all great to listen to!

Many seniors find themselves spending much less time socially when trying to manage the emotions of isolation, loneliness or depression because of their health and circumstances. So it is of vital importance that caregivers at home and in care facilities make sure every effort is made to keep seniors spending some time with others and, hopefully, actively engaged in games, fun and laughter. Laughter really is a medicine to the body and mind, and it can be very therapeutic emotionally as well.

Not all group activities have to be a rip roaring time either. As enjoyable as it is to be read to, seniors would enjoy just sitting together in a room and listening to an old episode of Gunsmoke, or the Lone Rangers. Many will remember sitting around the radio with their family listening to these great shows.

Remember when…? Those old radio shows can stir the imagination, can’t they? How about another good laugh to an old radio classic of George Burns? Or Laurel and Hardy? .

For those times when reading to someone isn’t practical, a book can still be well enjoyed on audio too. Some may enjoy rediscovering the suspense of Sherlock Holmes, or the descriptive prose of Hemingway.

The Old Time Radio shows and even the audio books could be used by activity director’s for trivia games and theme months. They engage the emotions and entertain the imagination!

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