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Shelley

Music therapist From New York, United States


About Shelley: I am a board-certified music therapist, certified dementia practitioner and board certified activity consultant who develops progeam ideas for people with dementia. A published author, I enjoy interacting with people and incorporating their favorite activities in a program where they are engagd find success. Dementiaresourcesofthefingerlakes.org

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Shelley 1st Jan 2019 Music therapist

Food of the World Quiz II

I would love to see some recipes to go with this quiz, then I could offer an around the world program with some of your favorite tried and true recipes. thank you for sharing this quiz.
Shelley 17th Nov 2018 Music therapist

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Look at your recreation assessments and consider what items you can leave out unsupervised safely. If they like board games, card games, then that is what you could leave out. A surveyor will want to see that there is accessibility to items of interest. I have out a large connect four game, large checkers rug and checkers, movies, word search and other puzzles, playing cards, dominoes, jigsaw puzzles, adult coloring supplies.
on our dementia care unit we have fewer items out, but the staff have the key to the activity cupboards to get supplies at any time of day.
Shelley 17th Nov 2018 Music therapist

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What state are you in? There is not a Federal regulation currently.
Shelley 17th Nov 2018 Music therapist

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engage people in a conversation about gratitude. Write their thoughts on leaves that you assemble on branches for centerpieces. write a Thanksgiving Story Mad Lib style.
Write a Thanksgiving poem. Exercise to the song Turkey In The Straw. roll out fimo clay or Sculpey into tukeys, using vibrant colors for the feathers.
Shelley 5th Jun 2018 Music therapist

Match Ups

these are great images. thank you for sharing
Shelley 9th May 2018 Music therapist

Bird Types Matching Game

great pictures !!
Shelley 9th May 2018 Music therapist

Mothers Day Bingo for Dementia Care

nice bright pictures for the mother's day bingo - going to try it this weekend. thank you
Shelley 5th Jan 2018 Music therapist

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Hot cocoa bar. Make hot cocoa and have it warming in a crock pot. Offer up a variety of fun mugs. Next to the mugs have: mini chocolate chips, marshmallows, marshmallow cream, caramel to drizzle, crushed peppermints, Have some word puzzles available that they can do as a group, or get their cocoa and leave.
Shelley 5th Jan 2018 Music therapist

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On those cold days, offer a coffee or hot chocolate bar. Have the beverage in a crockpot so it is warm. For the hot chocolate have whipping cream, shaved chocolate, mini chocolate chips, marshmallows, marshmallow cream, crushed pepper mints, and Carmel to drizzle. Have a fun variety of mugs to fill. Let the, keep the cup, or make it a monthly occasion where they can bring in their mugs for a refill.
Shelley 5th Jan 2018 Music therapist

Fun Quiz - Answers contain the word OLD

The middle of a magazine -centerfold
A groom carries his spouse over a -threshold
A campfire doused with water may continue to -smolder
She didn't want to sell her property-she was a -holdout
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