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Diversional Therapist From Queensland, Australia

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Lorraine 9th May 2023 Diversional Therapist

Activity Goals Presentation

Quality improvement ideas are always welcoming.
I do cook club 1x monthly. I try to select quick easy recipes to promote sensory and reminiscence interests. The residents eat the end product, and I am mindful of dietary requirements. I have a 1-hour time frame which limits the experience, however, being organised overcomes this problem.
I am always looking for quality improvement ideas.
Lorraine 9th Sep 2022 Diversional Therapist

Brand Names and Slogans Quiz 1

I celebrate spring with morning tea, music and ask the residents to dress in their brightest coloured outfits. Mr or Mrs Spring is selected. I had a royal chair made and the winner is seated upon the chair. A crown of flowers is placed on the winners head then the winner is presented with a bouquet of flowers. It is a fun morning.
Lorraine 27th Jul 2022 Diversional Therapist

St. Patrick's Day Crossword

Very much appreciated for the activities, and cross words I have been giving copies to our residents to do during lock down they are really enjoying them
Lorraine 4th Jul 2022 Diversional Therapist

20 Practical Activities for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease

I work with a small group of people who have dementia and it is sometimes difficult to get them involved as a group, for different reasons, however, I have found singalong brings them together and engages each of them for half and hour to an hour. I don't usually have music so we sing songs which we all know/remember, relate to. Residents are relaxed and not agitated during this time which is usually approximately 3pm. A couple of residents are looking to go home or catching a bus about this time. Singalong distracts them.
Lorraine 3rd Mar 2022 Diversional Therapist

7 Fundraiser Ideas to Support Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Very appreciative of all the beautiful ideas and creativity programs
Lorraine 20th Aug 2021 Diversional Therapist

Lucille Ball Look-Alike Competition

I recently organized a rock and roll themed morning - Elvis Presley.
I displayed a stage with rock and roll skirts, tops and shirts, Elvis Presley T shirts, costumes and memorabilia. I invited a singer to entertain the residents with rock and roll / Elvis Presley songs/music. The morning was fun clients had a great time.
Lorraine 31st May 2021 Diversional Therapist

11 Garden Club Activities

Pansies are always pretty, dianthus and calendulas look lovely in pots or baskets
Lorraine 1st Feb 2021 Diversional Therapist

The Great Australian Dunny

I have found poetry triggers memories for some of our residents who have dementia and I am often surprised by how often some can continue to recite the whole poem without very much prompting, especially the older poems which some had learnt at school.
Lorraine 20th Jan 2021 Diversional Therapist

Hawaiian Luau Party

Thank you for sharing
Lorraine 28th Sep 2020 Diversional Therapist


Thank you for your ideas