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P. Liliana 19th Aug 2020 Activities Coordinator
CBAS/ADHC Social Stimulation for Advanced Dementia During COVID Shelter In Place
Hi All,
I am an activities coordinator for an CBAS/ADHC in California. I am having trouble finding meaningful and billing appropriate (MediCal) phone contact activities for our more cognitively challenged program participants. We have been able to do weekly, fun, and socially supportive phone calls with the majority of our participants. But our more cognitively challenged people are not getting that social stimulation from us and are relying on just caregivers and family (who are on burnout watch). Any suggestions out there for a socially supportive activity for our more challenged people?

Gratefully,
P. Liliana Rensi
Susan 19th Aug 2020 Activity Director
Hi Liliana
This is truly a challenging task because people with late stage dementia and other psychological issues are all different so you have to individualize to make the activity something that they like
This is truly a challenging task because people with late stage dementia and other psychological issues are all different so you have to individualize to make the activity something that they like
As you know in general you do not want to argue with these people
You want to enter their reality
You may want to use therapeutic fiblets

http://www.caringnews.com/en/140/1/218/Should-You-Tell-a-Fiblet-to-a-Parent-With-Dementia.htm

Pay particular attention to the last part of this article and use what you think is appropriate for each person that you are trying to help

https://www.goldencarers.com/coronavirus-18-activities-for-dementia-care/6311/

Perhaps you can send directions on how to make a photo album that the client can look at

If you have any specific questions about a specific activity feel free to ask them

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