Tag: dementia care

Dementia engagement – Person centered is better

The main reason why residents with dementia may have increased levels of agitation and aggression is because they may lead lives that lack purposeful activity. Over the past few years, the concept of “engagement” has emerged as a means of understanding the behavioral pattern often seen in residents with dementia. For that matter, “Engagement” is […]

Dementia care assessment – From compliance to customer service

The basis of good dementia care lies in supporting people at their highest functioning level and answering their personal needs in the most compassionate and respectful way. To support quality care with stronger care planning and anti-psychotic drug reduction initiatives, knowledge about each resident is paramount to drive person centered experience. At the fore front […]

The power of rituals in dementia care – 3 tips for positive reinforcement

To provide the best possible care for dementia patients, we need to get past some important misconceptions about the disease. One is that Alzheimer’s, which accounts for about 80 percent of dementias, is strictly a disorder of memory. In fact, it usually involves many mental processes, including the abilities to focus attention, organize thoughts, and […]

Occupational Wellness & dementia – 4 tips to success

According to the University of California, Occupational Wellness is the ability to get personal fulfillment from our jobs or our chosen career fields while still maintaining balance in our lives. Our desire to contribute in our careers to make a positive impact on the organizations we work in and to society as a whole leads […]

Residents with Dementia: 6 tips to support frontline staff

According to Journey of Caring: An analysis of long-term care for dementia commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), “long-term care for older people is, mainly, about care for people with dementia.” The report states that about half of all older people who need care have some form of dementia, and 80% of older nursing home […]

7 Tips to increase resident activity participation

Activities and events in the community are often the only opportunities for residents to socialize, get out of their routine and access person-centered experiences. Their participation enhances their skills and talent, helps stay at the highest functional level while helping them better understand their abilities. We also know that it enriches their lives, allays their […]