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Lorraine 25th Aug 2013

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Some ideas : I use USB sticks and the Internet . There are stacks of aquariums that you are able to download off youtube which I run on the tv while playing music either on the movie or just a CD player. The residents enjoy watching the fish. You can also have a log fire burning on the screen, beach scenes, all sorts. I also run photo albums on the screen featuring the residents doing their activities, posters of old movies, photos of old movie stars, there's stacks of things - the hardest part is finding the time to get it all downloaded and set up. Worth it though as lots of chat comes from it.
Peter 25th Aug 2013
Love the idea of the fish on the TV.. be careful of the log fire though.. we had a lady who survived a nursing home fire who would ask about if she had caused a fire because she remembered something about a fire... a log fire on the TV could potentially cause her anxiety.. just a thought to be aware if who us in the room and their history..
Kerry 8th Sep 2013
Hi Lorraine
How do you download off youtube. Instructions step by step would be great. I also do a lot of visual and musical DVD's for residents to watch. It is interesting to see what draws their attention especially dementia specific residents.

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