Thursday, June 16, 2016

Person centered activities for those with dementia

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

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

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]

 Person centered activities take into account the whole person. We consider everything from persons’ interests,backgrounds, likes, past family dynamics, limitations, special behaviors, and cultures
Our workforce is a unit of highly creative caring individuals. with unique characteristics such as: creative, quick thinking, adaptive and modification skills,exceptionally positive attitude, enthusiatic, flexible, self esteem boosting, intuitive, and extremely patient
Our staff takes ordinary activities and turns them into extraordinary events.**Examples include: -a ball game where we use a wide variety of balls with many special qualities. We also use balls and other sensory items for unique purposes such as: grounding a low functioning resident
-Real conversations with real people- where we focus on sharing stories about real life experiences and residents unique past experiences. We try to add humor all the time
-Activities using imagery such as: pretending we are fishing using real or unusual, safe fishing gear
-Creative writing activities including composing short stories and creating different types of poetry
-Music activities taking simple sing a longs and alike and transforming them into multilevel, multifunctional experiences

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