Artwork done by my residents with dementia Source: dementia-by-day.com
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.””
Despite my experience working in dementia care, I still make mistakes sometimes. I have learned from them, though, and I tend not to make them again. I once asked a woman what she “used to do” for a living. She turned to me, confused. “Well, I’m still a nurse!” she exclaimed, surprised that I would insinuate thatContinue reading “The Artist”
Active Minds (http://www.active-minds.co.uk/) was gracious enough to send me one of their products to try out and review. Active Minds makes great products and kits for people with dementia. The product they sent me was their “Aquapaint: Everyday” kit, which allows people with dementia the chance to “paint” on a canvas that shows up as it getsContinue reading “Active Minds”
Artwork by my residents. The tree was already on the canvas, but the residents use Q-Tips to decorate the tree.
My residents all have varying forms and degrees of dementia. This is what I got when we gave some of our residents paint, paintbrushes, and a canvas. “Paint whatever you want.” Source: dementia-by-day.com