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Carolyn 14th Apr 2015 student

Friendship Wheel

Sounds like a great idea. I will try it sometime.
Carolyn 6th Jan 2015 student

Reading Books Made from Newspaper Clippings

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Reading Books Made from Newspaper Clippings
Carolyn 6th Jan 2015 student


I suggest first looking at physical needs- are their physical needs being adequately met?are they in pain?( they may not be able to tell you if they are in pain so the Abbey pain scale could help you find out) Is their physical condition causing the behaviour eg pressure on parts of the brain? Look for other clues to their behaviour- things that might trigger it- look at life history of the person, talk to their families. See what can be done to avoid triggers and what you can do to distract them to avoid behaviours eg 1)pet therapy- we are using a furreal toy dog and cat with success-they can be bought on ebay,2) baby doll-could help the resident that cries 3) activities they can engage in. DBMAS Dementia Behaviour management advisory service could help you. Their phone number is 1800699799. Hope this helps you. Blessings, Carolyn