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DT

National Diversional Therapist From Auckland, New Zealand


About DT : Summerset started with a vision – to create a retirement community that our own parents would be happy to call home. A place that puts the respect for its residents at the heart of everything it does.

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DT 22nd Sep 2021 National Diversional Therapist

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Thank you so much, we just played this game today I make 2 groups the one who lead the group are the one holding the bell to ring if they know the answer. Our residents really enjoyed this. I thought the questions are hard for them but no they know most of the answers, sometimes I'm not finish yet to read the question but they are already ringing their bell. Thank you It's a great game!
DT 3rd Sep 2021 National Diversional Therapist

How to Support Mentally Alert Clients in Mixed Group Environments

Thank you Susan. These maths activities look really good for mixed ability group games. I will try them soon! Sharon
DT 31st Aug 2021 National Diversional Therapist

How to Support Mentally Alert Clients in Mixed Group Environments

I agree that asking cognitively alert residents to assist you and other residents who require support is a great way to get them involved in activities. I find men can be just as helpful and supportive with women and sometimes other men. It is important to be sensitive to their emotions and thank them without overdoing it. While doing group quizzes and games I do struggle with the more capable residents liking these and always winning, so find I have to ask them to let other residents have a turn at replying!
DT 11th May 2021 National Diversional Therapist

Mothers Day Bingo for Dementia Care

Played Mothers Day Bingo today. Great activity thank you and kept people engaged for a full hour. However most of the participants found the pictures and writing too small, so I will reprint on A3 for next year.
DT 27th Aug 2020 National Diversional Therapist

How Do You Feel Alphabet Word Game

This is a great Idea as I am only full in dt this helps me to make the residents day more interesting thanks heaps
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