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WENDY

DIV. THERAPIST From New South Wales, Australia


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WENDY 30th Dec 2015 DIV. THERAPIST

Gluten-free Peanut Cookies

Simple for my dementia patients to make and they taste good. I have added this recipe to my recipe book and will continue to use it with my baking group .
Another no fail recipe is lemonade scones.
3 cups SR flour, 1 cup of cream and 1 cup of lemonade. mix altogether with a knife and knead on a floured bench top. Cut out scones using a glass. You can paint milk on the top of the scones but I don't bother( they go brown regardless). Bake at 210C for 10-15 mins.
( depending on the size of the scones).
You cannot "kill' this recipe. I have had patients knead and stretch the dough (until they were satisfied), added extra flour, added yeast ( she insisted). We have used lite cream, diabetic lemonade, sometimes sifted the flour but usually don't bother and it always works and I always get compliments.
WENDY 29th Mar 2014 DIV. THERAPIST

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Hi Kathryn, Perhaps some strengthening exercises using Therabands for some resistance might help.
WENDY 4th Feb 2014 DIV. THERAPIST

Snoezelen Rooms and Sensory Environments for Dementia Care

Hi everyone,
I work in a dementia assessment unit and due to the clients BPSD's we cannot accommodate a real aquarium but I've found the next best thing; a looped DVD of an aquarium with the air bubble sound effects. It is very soothing and the patients thoroughly enjoy watching it...Some for hours
WENDY 2nd Feb 2014 DIV. THERAPIST

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Public $23 an hour. In NSW.
WENDY 2nd Feb 2014 DIV. THERAPIST

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I have a visiting dance group coming on the 11th (pre planned monthly visit) and have decided to have an early Valentine's day celebration incorporating their visit. I've invited the client's partners for a Devonshire morning tea and then dancing afterward.
WENDY 26th Jan 2014 DIV. THERAPIST

International Women’s Day Quiz

Hi Solange
This is a great idea. I've modified mine a little though. I have used more Aussie women ie Julia Gillard, Cathy Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Ita Buttrose and Evonne Goolagong. It will be a hit with my patients!! Thanks for a great site.
Wendy 26th Jan 2014 DIV. THERAPIST

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Thanks for a great site.
WENDY 22nd Jan 2014 DIV. THERAPIST

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Hi Everyone
I'm just wondering if someone can help me please?
There is a simple five step poem writing activity I was shown last year but I can't exactly remember how it goes but its something like this..
You have a picky to write about...eg a picture from a calender

Line 1.Someone then suggests a verb about the pic
Line 2 " " " 5 words about the pic
Line 3 " "' '" A feeling etc etc
I would really appreciate your input.
WENDY 18th Jan 2014 DIV. THERAPIST

Aromatherapy Recipes

Another idea for people with a poor appetite. Use a few drops of Citrus sinensis (Orange) essential oil, It helps with lymphatic congestion, digestion, acne and is a mood enhancer. I wet facecloths in a bowl of warm water, wring them out and add a couple of drops of the oil to each cloth as I give them to each person, before their main meal. Encourage them to inhale the scent before washing their face and hands with the cloth. You need to do this for about 4 weeks before you notice the benefits. Also, be conscious of the temperature of the face cloths that you are distributing; the person with dementia may have lost their capacity to recognize when something too hot.
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