Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dementia friendship visit

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

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

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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]

Tips for making the most of your friendship visit

• Be relaxed, be yourself and avoid forced cheerfulness. 

• Have a flexible attitude – things may not go to plan. 

• Accept that you may have to initiate conversation and things to do. 

• Take something with you to share.

• Establish a visiting routine: say hello and introduce yourself.

 • As you leave ask if you may visit again, smile and wave. 

• Don’t rush things. Your friend may need time to register who you are and why you are there. 

• Remember that silence is not necessarily a negative thing. 

• Choose a quiet, familiar location and introduce one thing at a time. 

• If possible, and desirable, visit with some regularity, even for a brief time. 

• While your last visit may not be remembered, it was enjoyed at the time. 

• Be kind to yourself; it’s possible some visits may leave you feeling sad. 

For more information go to  dementia friendship

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