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Leonora 9th May 2017 Lifestyle
Hi all, can anyone be willing to help or share some ideas about "Dementia specific program" for my residents. I have mixed level of residents capability and I would like to introduce a more specific activity for them. Thanks a lot. Hope to hear from you all.

Jean 9th May 2017 Head OTA
Hi Leonora,

I would also be interested in ideas! This is not so much of an activity (not sure if you already do it), we have the local childcare come to visit our residents fortnightly, with 5-6 children aged approximately 3years old. Our residents absolutely love it! They enjoy throwing a ball back and forth, watching them play and looking at things the children may have bought in (e.g. colouring). We also have a volunteer bring in her dog, the residents thoroughly enjoy this, especially our residents with dementia and verbal communication difficulties as they can use their body language and pat the dog to interact and form a connection.

I look forward to hearing more ideas!!

Leeanne & Jean

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