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Hanif 30th Nov 2016

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Hi everyone

I am Adele and totally new to the world or residential homes and activities. I have recently begun working as the activities coordinator in a group home with approx. 40 residents with dementia/Alzheimers, all affected at different levels.

Does anyone have any advice for me on how to make for a great activities programme? And also how to make sure I can involve everyone (or as many as possible) from mild to the more advanced residents. A lot of who can't get around at all without the help of a carer. Is there a way I can make sensory work without being to repetitive or boring or ever child like.

Again I am very new to this, I have downloaded and researched quite a lot but nothing quite helps like the advice of people already in the job. I do expect a lot of trial and error with a few activities but would be very grateful for advice and help to push me to be the best I can be.

Thank you

Adele

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