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5 Activity Programs for Short Term Rehab Patients

All Activity directors that serve short term rehab residents know how challenging and difficult it can be getting them involved activities outside of therapy. The question is can you blame them? These residents’ primary goals are to participate in the...

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Dementia & Programming – 5 tips to choosing an appropriate activity

Delivering proper engagement to people with dementia is critical for their quality of life and ability to thrive at any stage of the disease. The challenge lies often in finding something that is meaningful and person centered. Here are five...

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How much do you know about Brain health?

Many of us have heard that physical exercise, proper amount of sleep are great ways to enhance the way your brain functions. But there are probably a few facts about the brain you didn’t know! Let’s find out how well your brain...

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Three stages of dementia – Tips for successful stage appropriate activities

A recent study with older adults supports common sense by suggesting that engaging in leisure activities may have a protective role against cognitive decline, and that different types of activity may affect distinct cognitive functions. But what can one do...

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7 Steps to Cover Activity Calendar Basics

With January quickly coming to a close, many Nursing communities are preparing for their annual state survey. To make sure your Activity Programs are covering the needs of your residents, review these basic programs to consider when creating your monthly...

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7 Food Centered Programs, With a Purpose to Enhance Memory!

Sometimes it can be hard coming up with new and creative cooking group and social programs, especially in a setting or community where there are varying levels of cognitive function between residents. May we suggest trying to take a new...

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Activity Directors!

Many people do their best to make New Year’s resolutions that will help improve their life. Well why not take a step further and make resolutions for your job that will help improve your resident’s lives as well? The concept...

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3 Holiday Craft Ideas for Residents with Dementia

Often times finding holiday crafts to make with Alzheimer’s or dementia residents can be difficult. The degree of difficulty, and tools used in some crafts will need to vary depending upon ones cognitive function levels. Many holiday crafts may not...

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Three tips on building Physical and Social activities as non-pharmacological interventions for dementia.

Last month, we provided three tips to reduce the use of antipsychotics by promoting more Patient centered care. To elaborate more on this series of cutting back the unnecessary usage of the drugs, we are going to discuss more on...

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4 Ways to Assist with Wandering Residents

It is known by many that when working in Long Term Care communities there are many occasions where residents tend to begin to wander. Many of these residents may have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, or they may even...

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