Archive for the ‘Dementia’ Category
Stimulating the brain is very important and here you see Rostislav have the group work through simple math equations and receive positive feed back for their results
This lady does not realise that she is not in her own home, however just talking about her life and then being able to place the filming (of this video) onto a computer monitor is very exciting for them
Here are some simple exercises that you are able to engage in with your loved one
It is very important to use positive reinforcement for any tasks that are attempted – not what you think looks ‘good’ or ‘not’
Rostislav has managed to get this lady, who suffers advanced dementia, to play the piano,which she loves. She has been living in the home for years and never approached the piano. This is wonderful.
Here is showing a lady how to play the piano – for the very first time in her life!
A growing number of retirees are reportedly contributing to the Gold Coast’s reputation for being ‘Queensland’s dementia capital’. Data released recently shows the electorate of Moncrieff, which covers Miami to Southport, has the highest prevalence of dementia in the state.Read More…
A life story book is a wonderful resource in helping a sufferer of Alzheimer’s or advanced dementia. It helps carers know the persons life and their experiences and reminds people that this person was once vibrant, living and enjoying life, as we do.
Although your loved one may suffer from Alzheimer’s they still need stimulation. If you are able to share activities and time with them, it will be a very beneficial time for the both of you.