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Claire

Recreation Therapist From Victoria, Australia


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Claire 17th Dec 2015 Recreation Therapist

Christmas Pantomime - Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

We performed this pantomime yesterday for our residents and relatives Christmas party, we didn't have to spend a lot of money on props, we used old sheets from the facility and old hospital cover ups and towels for turbans which we decorated with a little Christmas bling, we had a few staff members involved and for the belly dance we had hula hoops and grass skirts and pulled 5 relatives from the audience, everyone laughed, we all forgot our words and improvised but it was a great show and the residents loved it. Thanks for this great idea.
Claire 30th Sep 2014 Recreation Therapist

Doll Therapy and Dementia

I use doll therapy at my facility, one man who has since passed away used to sit and cuddle the doll in the evenings, it stopped him roaming the hallways, he thought it was one of his grandchildren. He would rock and sing to her, I found doll therapy to be very successful with him, it curbed his behaviors. Nurture therapy is a great term, but i haven't had any negative feedback from other staff or residents families at this stage, so will continue with our 'Doll therapy'.
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