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Leslie 27th Feb 2019 Activities Assistant
I work on a dementia floor of a nursing home, I will read aloud the old Mother Goose nursery rhymes, many of the folks will recite them with me ! It's awesome seeing and hearing them "remember "....
Susan 28th Feb 2019 Activity Director
Some inspectors may see this as childish so I'll make sure you include that the residents get much pleasure from reciting the nursery rhymes
You could also tell familiar stories and poems and have them repeat the words to songs or songs titles
Leslie 2nd Mar 2019 Activities Assistant
Thanks for your suggestions... I try to do "interactive " reading with the folks. It's just amazing how many rhymes they remember. I also had come upon a wealth of information about Mother Goose type rhymes, many thought to be based on actual historical events, people and culture and printed that up as well. Some of the alleged meanings are not childish at all !
Susan 3rd Mar 2019 Activity Director
That's very interesting Leslie I just don't want a surveyer to miss interpret what you are doing
This happened to me and luckily I had documentation to show that the residents really enjoyed this activity and got much from it

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