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What is Social Wellness?

What is Social Wellness?

Being a natural introvert, means it’s more difficult to push myself out of my comfort zone to meet new people or hang out with friends.  For extroverts, it’s much easier to get out and mingle with friends. Social wellness is the ability we have to interact with the people around us. This includes: Understanding if we are an introvert or extrovert Communication skills Building meaningful relationships Creating a support system Learning to read people Watching out for people that drain…

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Breaking the Ice with Dementia

Breaking the Ice with Dementia

I have several patients that most staff and visitors are scared to approach.  This is mainly due to their disability or behavior. However, I’ve determined to get to know these residents and spend time with them. So what have I learned? What are some ways to break the ice with dementia patients? This takes time Slowly, but surely we both warm to one another Touch shows I care Music is a great way to break the ice Even short visits…

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What is Creative Wellness?

What is Creative Wellness?

We are all creative in some way, although some people are more Intune to their creative side. Creative wellness is understanding what and how to use our creative side. This includes: How to be creative Utilizing our creative side Discovering how to learn to be creative Daydreaming, Brainstorming and visualizing Making the most of our creativity Turning our creativity into a hobby Turning our creative hobby into a sideline business To not censor ourselves Do not be too critical To…

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Power of Touch

Power of Touch

I have several residents that are difficult to reach and many people don’t even try to get to know them.  I feel as if they are the ones missing out. One way to reach out to a bed bound, hard of hearing or comatose patient is through the power of touch. Just a hand on their arm a squeeze of the hand a hand massage a stroke of their upper arm a pat of their foot These are all ways…

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What is Financial Wellness?

What is Financial Wellness?

We all must deal with finances, whether they are in good shape or need to get in shape. Personally, I struggle with paying off my student loan.  This is an issue many adults deal with. Financial wellness is the state of our finances.  This includes: Working towards becoming debt free Paying our bills Learning where to cut costs Preparing and planning for the future Building a nest egg Where do you struggle with financial wellness?

Alzheimer’s Perception of Situation

Alzheimer’s Perception of Situation

We have a resident that is well over 100 years of age.  Although she has dementia, she also has lucid moments.  Recently, I stopped in to visit with her and had a conversation we’d never had before. Me: “How are you?” Her: “I’m sad.” Me: “Why are you sad?” Her: “Someone was talking about me.” Me: “What did they say?” Her: “I don’t know but I didn’t like it.” This was a reminder that even when we think an individual…

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What is Spiritual Wellness?

What is Spiritual Wellness?

My relationship with God is important to me.  However, it’s not always been that way.  I had to go through some very difficult times and discover I had no where else to turn before I rededicated my life to Christ. However, there are still times when life gets in the way and I become so busy that I realize I am neglecting our time together. Spiritual wellness is “a matter of values and beliefs that provide a purpose in our…

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