She’d left her father a “to-do” list that included tasks around the house. He was home, by himself, for a good deal of time during the day. When his caregiver was there, Max had the help around the house that he needed. When she left, though, Max was also left to his own devices. Max’sContinue reading “Why people living with dementia never initiate tasks”
(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fEYscYW0HY) Let’s try something instead of assuming that activities and engagement “just won’t happen” with someone who has dementia
Connie was in a very advanced stage of dementia. Although she could still feed herself, that was about all she could do without a lot of assistance. Connie could speak, although she did not speak frequently, and many of her phrases were just, “Help me!” She was pleasant, although she got overwhelmed very quickly. This madeContinue reading “Activities for people in late stages of dementia”
I put together a group of dementia-friendly activities and products for a Home Instead Senior Care training yesterday
These are a few of my favorite things…for dementia caregivers! Block & Pattern Boards Coloring Books Finishing Lyrics Big-Piece Puzzles Lace & Trace Kits Source: dementia-by-day.com
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“I found my thrill…” I started. “On blueberry hill,” the group answered. It is astounding what the brain can recall, even when that brain is damaged by dementia. My residents love playing “Finish Line Sayings,” which is a game where I read the first part of a lyric or popular saying and they fill inContinue reading “Red Roses…for a Blue Lady”