Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tips for interacting with those who have dementia and others

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

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

Here are more interesting dementia brain boosting activities

Exercpt from the book Adorable Photographs of Our Baby

Successful groups have great beginnings, meaningful middles and excellent endings

Each group should have a beginning where you:

1. Introduce yourself.

2. Say how glad you are to be there.

3. Thank everyone for coming.

4. Tell the group members your favorite something (flower, color, food, shape, smell, etc.). Try to relate it to the upcoming group.

5. Then ask group members to introduce themselves and tell their favorite something. Give a choice of two, if necessary, or say: This is Mary, and I think she likes apples. Right Mary?

Meaningful Middles..Foe more refer to the book Adorable Photographs of Our Baby or sign up for Current Activities in Geriatric Care

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