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Friday, May 31, 2013

Celebrate Judy Garland's birthday with those who have dementia


Activities directors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals,here is some great information

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

Your residents will love the Amazon Kindle Fire


Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be

Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care  professionals to get an easyceu or two

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

Barbara Jacobs suggests this formula for success
A two-part music session.

In the first part, provide a positive musical experience by beginning with a warm-up activity through reminiscing. I begin by playing CDs of favorite recording artists such as Judy Garland and Nat King Cole. When in a group setting, such as one led by an Activity Director or other care professional in a care facility, have a brief discussion of the artist’s background. (Most CD covers will give you a short biography and it is easy to find such information on the Internet). This will usually generate discussion and get people in the mood to sing.

The second part of the class consists of an old fashioned sing-along

I feel you can hand out song sheets. Sometimes I find them to be a hiderance because some dementia folks cannot follow them. Most residents(clients) know most of the words to a song anyway

Next time some good sing a long videos

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