Engaging and communicating with people who have dementia : finding and using their strengths
Keep people with dementia fully engaged in daily life and help them maximize remaining functional skills by tapping into their innate abilities and interests.
- -Informal geriatric strength-based inventory
- -Caregiver questionnaire and checklist
- -Personal preferences inventory
- -Strength-based summary sheet
- -SIMPLE (Simplified inventory of multiple potential and leisure engagement)
- -Dementia care staff guide
- -Memory loss caregiver guide
Creating moments of joy : for the person with Alzheimer's or dementia
When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments. We are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with those who have dementia, but it is absolutely attainable to create perfectly wonderful moments—moments that put smiles on their faces, a twinkle in their eyes, or trigger memories. Five minutes later, they won’t remember what you did or said, but the feeling you left them with will linger.
It includes tips for dealing with distressed behaviour !
Within the sections are smaller steps. At the end of each step is a place where you can journal your thoughts, solutions, and treasures to help you achieve the overall goal of creating many moments of joy for the person with dementia, and for YOU!