I just have to tell you that your word search puzzles are perfect! The right font, print - everything. You even add a little picture on them that adds interest. You've really improved on them and I am eternally grateful. So are my clients!
Janet Runyon Adult Day Center Coordinator United States
And adapt and modify the activities he's is suggesting if vision is an important part of the activity
Let me know what he says and I will help you adapt and modify the actively
I had a high functioning resident with dementia help me with all sorts of groups especially sing-alongs even if she doesn't sing that well
I am actually writing an article about starting a resident Choral group
Do you have one?
You can make greeting cards on the computer and have her fold them for you and then you can pass them out to residents which she can help you
You can have her do surveys with some of the residents and post the results
She can help you announce upcoming events
She can pass out menus if you do that or calendars
She can tabulate opinions of other presidents for you
I hope this helps you I may have some more ideas but I'd have to think about it
So far so good
See if you can get her a name tag or make one for her that says volunteer activity assistant
Also make sure she wants to help you in someway even if it's only for one day a week maybe at the musical entertainment
Make sure you write in her notes that she wanted to help you that she really is not happy being in her room isolating herself so that if the surveyor should happen to ask her about this and she says that you made her do it or that she really doesn't want to there is documentation stating otherwise
Let me know if you need more ideas I have many and I am happy to help
Try and find out what their interests are and include those items that may encourage trips down memory lane. Hope that helps.