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Julianna

Disability Support Worker And Dementia Carer From Victoria, Australia


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Julianna 21st Sep 2020 Disability Support Worker And Dementia Carer

Emoji Bingo

I'm going to use this with my disability clients. I will set up a tournament between houses!
Julianna 14th Sep 2020 Disability Support Worker And Dementia Carer

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Older kitchen utensils for women and old tools for men. Can lead to very interesting memories and stories. Go to some garage sales, or on secondhand websites.
Julianna 14th Sep 2020 Disability Support Worker And Dementia Carer

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Name that tune/drummer/type of drum. Visit music shops.
Julianna 13th Jul 2020 Disability Support Worker And Dementia Carer

Sewing Machine Twiddle Muff Sleeve

I'm going to make a variation on this for a 30 year old with severe disabilities. Many thanks Leesha for providing me with a starting point!
Julianna 13th Jun 2020 Disability Support Worker And Dementia Carer

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Hi Bronagh
There are a number of Orientation boards available on the internet. Their purpose is to orientate a person to where they are, what day it is, why they are there, etc. Research a few and put together to match the resident.
A word of warning: discuss with any relatives the answer to question "why am I here?". A flat "you have dementia " may suit some, but most people are better to be told about their age, if spouses or carers could no longer look after them, because their house was dangerous, because they have been I'll, etc. Don't lie to them, but for many the mere mention of the word "dementia " is enough to upset them.
The Orientation board saves them the embarrassment or stress of having to ask.
If the resident's stml is not too bad, when they ask the question, show them the board AND answer their question. Hopefully they will be able to use the board after some prompting.
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