Throughout the week, nourish the minds of your residents and focus on providing them activities that will help them reach for and attain the highest mental functioning possible.
GAMES AND PUZZLES
Plan an event for residents and bring out a variety of traditional and new games that residents will love. You can set up a casino night, host a card tournament, or even have simple games like puzzles and crossword sheets. Even residents living in the later stages of dementia can engage in simple games. Think creatively and you will have residents engaging their cognitive abilities and having fun!
Your residents have lived through some of the most amazing times in history. Don’t let those memories or experiences fade. Hold a “living history” event where you invite local students to hear about the historical events your residents have lived through. Work in advance with the school’s administrators so the children have a background on the events. You can have the residents share their personal stories or have your staff “interview” them in advance and prepare some notes for the team to read to the students. The connections made will be greatly beneficial to residents and children alike!
Nourish the minds of those connected to your community by scheduling an event highlighting dementia care. Bring in a local or company expert and invite the surrounding community, prospective leads and referral partners to learn more about the disease process. Not only will you share much-needed information, you will showcase your community as an expert in memory care and all that you offer your residents.