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Ruby 18th Jul 2020 Activities Leader
Hello! I'm new here and starting as an Activity Lead Coordinator in a care home next week so I am very excited! I spent 18yrs working with young adults with complex physical and learning needs so am looking forward to transferring my skills into the a dementia specific environment. Just looking for any hints and useful tips? I am so glad I cam across this website the resources are fantastic!
Susan 19th Jul 2020 Activity Director
Hi Ruby
First of all congratulations at your new job
Your experience with young adults with complex needs should be helpful
You need to get to know the residents
However there are some basics
Never argue
Never tell them that this is their home
Instead tell them the doctor wants them to stay there for a little while
People with dementia can have a wide variety of unwanted behaviors that’s why it’s important to get to know them
Here are some articles that will help you
https://www.goldencarers.com/search/#stq=dementia&stp=1

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