At an activities conference a few months ago, my director, a colleague, and I had this weird idea… What if we brought “classes” to the residents of our facility? Starting July 11th, we began an 8-week experiment, bringing activities in a class-like format to our residents. This first course, we offered Music Appreciation, Visual Art, Creative Writing, and Cooking and Baking. … More “Ramsey University”- Classes for Nursing Facility Residents?
“When Sandy Bem found out she had Alzheimer’s, she resolved that before the disease stole her mind, she would kill herself. The question was, when?” … More Assisted Suicide in the Eyes of Dementia- Sandy Bem’s Decline Through Alzheimer’s
One of the most important things I’ve learned in this industry is the importance of communication and various barriers that we can face, especially when working with the elderly. … More The Importance of Effective Communication
An overview of some effective non-pharmacological approaches to treating the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia … More Changing Treatment to Change Behavior