10 products under $10 for people with dementia

A visitor to my Facebook page recently wrote in and asked me a question about this. She was told by her Executive Director to please put a list together of inexpensive activity and programming ideas that they could implement immediately. 1. Plastic box of dollar store, baby socks/child socks. Residents can fold and organize theContinue reading “10 products under $10 for people with dementia”

A new way to keep residents safe

The first “bookshelf door” went so well at my dementia care community that I bought another one! This was the first one I ordered off of Amazon (see link here) so I was a little worried that it wouldn’t be as good as the one that local students made for us. I am happy to sayContinue reading “A new way to keep residents safe”

“She has heels on.”

Lois is very active at the community. She is generally very excitable, very happy, and very sociable. She does, however, get anxious easily. Lois enjoys listening to music, dancing, and walking down the hallway, hand-in-hand with her newfound friends, who are also residents at the community.  “Hey, sweetie pie!” she asks frequently. “When’s my daughter comingContinue reading ““She has heels on.””

Shadowbox

I started a new project at work that I am really excited about. We purchased 30 shadowboxes (those frames that allow for you to add trinkets, along with photos) for outside our residents’ doors. In the past, I’ve really disliked making shadowboxes. Other companies I’ve worked for have had stipulations about what kinds of thingsContinue reading “Shadowbox”

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