Friday, July 31, 2009

Strategies for infusing well-being (part 2)

Activities directors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals,here is interesting information

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 articles and activities

Long Term Living

Promoting Physical Well Being

Encourage residents to walk to the dining room and use regular chairs during meals

Allow residents to assist with self-care transfers, dressing, grooming, and bathing

Have residents help with simple chores (e.g., putting away their laundry, making their beds, and straightening up their rooms)

Develop specific exercise programs targeting strength, balance, and flexibility as well as sessions for those who must sit and for those who can stand

Start an afternoon walking club and encourage residents to join

Use the Wii or Wii Fit

Promoting Social Well Being in Part 3

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