Making new friends, learning skills, and being involved in social activities are important parts of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s. Learn the benefits of involving your clients in activities that encourage them to be social and energetic as well as mentally and physically stimulated.
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1. Maria’s Story: Activities a. Caregiver relationship and quality of life 2. Activities are… a. Define activities for people with dementias 3. Susan’s story a. Using personal care tasks as fun activities i. Hair and nail care ii. Preparing for meals (setting the table) 4. The “whys” of Activities in caregiving a. Activities are important i. Giving a sense of purpose ii. Stimulating mental function iii. Better sleep at night 5. The Serper Method a. Repeat instructions as much as possible 6. Four areas of activities a. Social b. Spiritual c. Mental d. Physical
Sharon Brothers, MSW, has an advanced degree in social work and over 30 years' experience as an owner, operator and educator in senior care. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession. Sharon is currently the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education and is a national speaker and advocate for quality education within senior care. Disclosure: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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