I just recently joined this site also and let me tell you it is WONDERFUL!!!! I am an activity director at a senior center and not only do our older seniors enjoy it but we also have a group respite program geared towards participants with dementia and Alzheimer's, that respond really well to the trivia/quizzes that the website offers. I am so thankful to have this site as a resource to assist with enhancing their quality of life!
Ellen Hargett Community Social Services Asst United States
I am overwhelmed with the activities on this site, truly amazing. This website has been tremendously amazing and helpful for all my residents on the dementia unit. I have worked in the field of dementia and Alzheimer’s in a long term care home for 30 years. This website is a blessing from above. You are all amazing for the future of care givers and residents.
We are trying to change our prize awarding system. For years now we have used Kit-Kats as prizes for winners during our competitive games (like bingo, carpet bowls, quizzes, bucket game, etc, etc). Some residents are bored of Kit-Kats and some can't have chocolate, so we are going to trial a new system.
We will use a loyalty-type card that takes the place of a Kit-Kat, so for every game or small prize they may have won, they get a stamp or hole punch instead in their card. Then when they have filled in their card they can claim a bigger prize (like a scarf, handkerchiefs, note books, pens, etc, etc).
Does anyone else use a system like this? How does it work for you? We are going to trial it for a few months and ask for feedback as we go. I'm interested to hear what you all think, or if you have recommendations.
I will post again once we have been trialling, say end of next month.
Thanks, Jocelyn (Regis Inala Village)