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Linda

Recreation Therapist From Queensland, Australia


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Linda 20th Apr 2021 Recreation Therapist

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Have you and your residents created a poppy wall?
Out residents created all seen here including the soldiers and the hats featured
Hope this helps
Regards Linda
Linda 20th Apr 2021 Recreation Therapist

How to Overcome Common Dementia Challenges in Group Activities

Thanks for the insight into disruptive residents during group activities
You state to have instructions written down and placed near the resident as a source for them to return to gain directions to complete the task at hand
This method is ideal if the resident is still capable of reading
Linda 16th Apr 2021 Recreation Therapist

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Labour day qld is approaching Monday 4 may
Waltzing matilda day was 6 april
The story behind waltzing matilda was a strike by the shearers that created an inland war between land owners (who brought in scab labour) to shear the sheep
Use this classic song and it's story line when acknowledging labour day With your residents are
Linda 13th Apr 2021 Recreation Therapist

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Hi Nadine
Perhaps have a group child reply from one resident ie one resident writes to five children
Just a thought
Linda
Linda 13th Apr 2021 Recreation Therapist

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Brain exercises that can, and will stimulate different areas of the cortex. Running with your fingers like spider legs whilst you lift your hands above your head. Doing this targets the hippocampus emotions area
Folding arms and asking the residents to swap the folding position each turn engages either side of the brain with each change of arm position and this exercises requires focus from the resident. The residents enjoy the challenge of these group exercises
Linda 1st Apr 2021 Recreation Therapist

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The pictures shown here on golden carers are lovely scenes. They are busy pictures with a lot of detail. I have found using the works of australian artist drysdale the residents had great success in being the photo copies to life. There is still a lot of detail in his works however they are more open in the details. The drivers wife looks so simple a closer look reveals the details required
Linda 25th Mar 2021 Recreation Therapist

10 Sensory Activities for Men

I find footy tipping for the entire season is very time consuming. I do footy tipping only on the main games and make payouts for those games featured for footy tipping all tips are gathered the game played and the winners paid it's is $1 to play per tip
It's quick it engages those playing as well as those watching the tippers picks
Linda 2nd Mar 2021 Recreation Therapist

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Hi Fiona
I have bingo cards to 75 if that helps
Regards Linda
Linda 2nd Mar 2021 Recreation Therapist

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Sorry for the typos
should be gnomes!
Linda 2nd Mar 2021 Recreation Therapist

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I have heard many requests for ways to distinguish courtyard/garden entrances /areas to assist our resident orient thier way around thier community homes. We may not like them but knounes garden ordaments,and cement animals statues of frogs, kangaroos were very fashionable at that time. So perhaps we should apply these past experiences,passions (they were collectables) for some folk into our workplace gardens one a knounes garden another cement couple of kangaroos and make that distinguish areas to help the residents who live there
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