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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Melodic Memories Senior Sing-alongs

Singing Christmas Carols with friends and family is a favorite holiday pleasure. Here are three delightful DVDs designed specifically for seniors to sing along with. These are ideal for nursing homes and other assisted living facilities or for private in-home care.

The Christmas DVD has many of the best loved and well known 

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Christmas Songs, including: Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Come All Ye Faithful, Away in a Manger, Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Joy to the World, and many more. View a list of all of the songs included in the three DVDs.

Activity Director’s and in-home caregivers are finding the Melodic Memories sing-along videos provide entertainment, enjoyment, social interaction and stimulation to their senior residents. Even dementia sufferers who are otherwise quite unresponsive have shown very positive response and benefited greatly from the Melodic Memories series.

Lyrics are large enough to be read on screen, with black lettering on a white background. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

More easy movements for those with dementia



Activities directors and other healthcare professionals here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professionals.


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The Dementia Caregiver's Little Book of Hope [Kindle Edition]

Movements for the activity suggested in the January e-magazine of Activity Director Today

Anyone Can Do It
1.    Gently tap your head once
2.    Do you have two ears? Gently touch them.
What do you do with your ears?
What else do you have two of?
3.    Open and close your mouth three times.
      What do you do with your mouth?
      Name some thing inside your mouth.
4.  Count to four, four times.
5.  Do you have five fingers on each hand? Count them to see. Now wiggle your fingers
6. One two buckle my? Three four shut the? Five six pick up?
7.   Lap and Clap 7 times
8.    Rub your stomach 8 times
9.  Touch your Head Shoulders Knees and Knees again 9 times
10  Put either arm in and out 10 times
11. Pretend your arms are windshield wipers. It just started to rain. Move your arms back and fourth like windshield wipers 11 times
12. Pretend you are climbing a ladder while you count to 12