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Lauretta

Diversional Therapist From New South Wales, Australia


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Lauretta 8th Jan 2015 Diversional Therapist

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Check out this site. I did this program after a fall I had and it is really great. It was started at Prince of Wales Hospital OT and PHysio department and has spread to the whole country and also overseas
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Lauretta 12th Aug 2014 Diversional Therapist

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This covers very useful information expressed simply. It will be a very useful tool for day-care managers and recreation staff in all aged care facilities.
Lauretta 29th Jul 2014 Diversional Therapist

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This worked really well for me. Get 3 boxes for men, 3 for women and 2 for any gender. In each box place an object ( cufflinks for men, compact case for women etc). Invite a person to choose a box and then show it to everyone and then talk about it. Great reminiscing activity!
People over 70 will also remember Bob Dyer and Pickabox on TV. See if you can YouTube an old session.
Lauretta 29th Jul 2014 Diversional Therapist

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Get a darning mushroom for a talk about darning socks. Large knitting needles and a large crochet hook to try with some wool.
Old school books invite discussion and so do tools for the men.
Lauretta 29th Jul 2014 Diversional Therapist

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Are your clients having respite from being a carer of a relative with dementia? do a leisure profile for your clients even if brief will guide you in a choice of person centred activities
Good recreation activities are cards, board games, newspapers and magazines. Try some outside activities enjoying the garden etc, encourage help with the meal and suggestions on what to cook.
However if your clients are very frail or have dementia you might need to plan some sensory activities and activities related to their level of cognition.
Lauretta 29th Jul 2014 Diversional Therapist

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Add something to each activity that provides sensory stimulation.
The four seasons make good programs for discussion.
Summer- smell summer fruits-touch-taste
Autumn brown leaves- touch,smell and vision and so forth
Check out some ideas from Share time pictures
Lauretta 29th Jul 2014 Diversional Therapist

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Try cheap disposable plastic knives.
Lauretta 14th Apr 2014 Diversional Therapist

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I pads are becoming a great tool! my favourites tic-tac toe and words with friends. Go to app Alzheimer's and a whole lot of apps come up and are either free or not expensive.
Lauretta 5th Feb 2014 Diversional Therapist

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HI Kerry email me [email protected] for an e catalogue
Lauretta 7th Jan 2014 Diversional Therapist

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Hi heather a few suggestions with Australia Day coming. I've got my koala and wombat puppets coming with me tomorrow . I've made made flash cards of all states and capitals for a matching and Aussie singalong . Give out song sheets of Advance Aust fair very large print . Get care staff to singalong from Lauretta
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