Activity guidelines for health professionals working with male clients with dementia
The purpose of this guideline is to improve the quality of life and well being of people with
dementia (PWD) and their carers. Activity programs in residential care facilities often reflect
a variety of feminine-based activities. It is important for care staff to identify the interests of
the male residents and to develop an activity program specifically developed to meet their
Types of activities
The men’s activities in this guideline are grouped according to different personal
components and can therefore be implemented in relation to the person’s individual needs:
• Physical activities and games
• Reminiscence and storytelling activities
• Community outings
• Work-like activities
includes -- INTEREST CHECKLIST and 66 suggested activities
Activity guidelines for health professionals working with Indigenous Australians with dementia in rural and remote Australia
- be appropriate to the age and culture of the person
- tap into all senses, sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste
- provide meaningful interaction and communication
- be individualised to the person
- include family and community members
- have physical, social and mental benefits
- balance safety and comfort with risk taking and autonomy
- reflect the person’s likes and dislikes
- be enjoyable
- be within the person’s physical and cognitive ability
- maximise success.
Behaviour management : a guide to good practice managing behavioural and psychological : managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
The aim of the 178 page guide is to provide evidence-based guidance for DBMAS clinicians in their role of assisting residential aged care facility staff, community care staff and family members caring for persons living with dementia, who present with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). A comprehensive evidence and practice-based overview of BPSD management principles is provided with practical strategies and interventions for assisting care staff and family carers to manage behaviours in dementia.
Dressing and undressing can be a complex task for people with dementia. The multiple steps involved in dressing can present an overwhelming and confusing task, and the nature of dressing contributing to feelings of vulnerability and disorientation. Therefore, undressing can be a common trigger for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) such as resistiveness, vocalisation, agitation and aggressive behaviour.
This resource covers guidelines for effective dressing, guidelines for assessment, guidelines for management, the role of assistive clothing and references and further reading.
Animal assisted therapy : pet therapy : in dementia care
CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY AND ANIMAL ASSISTED ACTIVITY: -- Definition: -- Therapeutic goals for Animal Assisted Therapy or Activities -- Indications for the use of Animal Assisted Therapy...