Thursday, June 7, 2012

Father's day suggestions for those with dementia

Caregivers, and healthcare professionals, here is some great information

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

The man with dementia deserves a gift he will enjoy and will make him smile.

What is this gift for the person with dementia ?

It is a book called Adorable Photographs of Our Baby-Meaningful, Mind-Stimulating Activities and More for the Memory Challenged, Their Loved Ones, and Involved Professionals, a book for those with dementia and an excellent resource for caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Why this dementia book?

This book improves the dementia persons' day because:
*Baby pictures capture their attention and make them smile

*Focusing on one photograph at a time is not confusing.

*Large print statements are easy to read.

*Activity ideas hold their attention.

*Remembering the "good old days" is fun

*Creative thoughts boost their self esteem

*Focusing on feelings is effortless for them

*Singing familiar songs puts them in a good mood

*Laughter releases endorphins

*Unwanted behavior is lessened.

*Looking at the book independently improves their personal worth

*Visits from friends and family increase because of the visitor packet

Another way you can make those with dementia feel better is to be complimentary. In the early stages, these individuals often realize that something is wrong. Thus telling them good things about themselves and focusing on the abilities they still have rather than on what abilities they have important.

In addition to sharing the book, you must help the memory challenged person communicate. He may have trouble word finding. Fill in the blanks for him. At the same time, be complimentary and allow ample time for a response.

Also make sure you give out plenty of hugs. Please note that there are a few dementia folks that do not like to be touched.

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