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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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10 Memory Stimulating exercises

10 Memory Stimulating exercises

Stimulating the mind and memory are great tools for dementia and Alzheimer’s patient.  Even in the most advanced stages they can do simple task. The interest and ability of each person is different, however some suggestions are: Checkers Tic tac toe Cards—Uno, Old Maid, etc. Puzzles—even if it is the simple 10 piece puzzle Word Search Puzzles Fill in the Blanks—we will take a familiar hymn, song or piece of scripture and remove 1-2 words to allow the patient to…

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Caregiving Monday: 10 Activities for sensory stimulation with dementia

Caregiving Monday: 10 Activities for sensory stimulation with dementia

Are you looking for ideas for sensory stimulation with your loved one that has dementia? If you’re not sure what I mean, sensory stimulation uses the five senses of sight, touch, hearing, taste and feel to hopefully evoke positive emotions. I’ve discussed numerous activities with music, but what are some others that can be completed? Hand massage or shoulder massage—these are always a big hit when we do them in the nursing facility where I work. {touch} Relaxation satchel—these don’t…

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