Tag: engagement

Dementia and Creativity- 5 tips to ensure more creativity

Being engaged in different aspects of art, such as singing or story telling, can assist people with dementia or Alzheimer’s in expressing themselves creatively. Many times a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s will find the ability to access emotions or deep thought through arts that would not be able to be expressed otherwise. Singing or […]

The Benefits of Being Social…At All Ages!

We all go through hard times, and at every age it seems. Many times we can all find that during our times of hardship we may shut other people out, keep to ourselves more, or even withdraw from what we enjoy the most. But the truth is during these times is when we need people […]

5 tips to lead groups of cognitively impaired residents

According to Elder Care Communications, up to half of all nursing home residents have some form of dementia or cognitive impairment. We all know that cognitive and memory impairment can change how a person thinks, acts, responds and/or feels. These changes often present special challenges for families and caregivers, especially in a social environment. An […]

Cognitive Benefits of Small Groups with Dementia

Many studies have been conducted recently through The Cochrane Collaboration under the discussion topic of the benefits of group activities and their ability to improve the mental function in mild to moderate cases of dementia. British researchers examined data from 15 studies with 718 people, all of whom had been diagnosed with dementia with categories […]

3 tips for greater consistency and a better resident experience

According to Wikipedia, Consistency is The achievement of a level of performance that does not vary greatly in quality over time. When it comes to retirement communities, performance is usually understood as the  experience felt by the customer, the resident.  There is a great deal of value in a consistent experience across all levels of […]

The Theme for the 2012 National Assisted Living Week is: Art for the Ages

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) just announced that the theme for the 2012 National Assisted Living Week has been finalized: Art for the Ages. You can now save the date and start planning today: September 9 – 15, 2012 Look for the 2012 logo in late January HERE! NCAL established National Assisted Living […]