Activities for People with Dementia

Everyday activities can become too difficult for older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia. That’s why failure-free activities for people with dementia are so important – they always come out “right” no matter what. Being happily engaged in a satisfying activity reduces agitation, anxiety, depression, and anger. It may even reduce sun-downing behavior or the need for medication. To keep your older adult feeling good, we’ve got 10 simple activity ideas that have no right or wrong way to do them. Plus, they’re free or very low cost! Keep in mind that each person is different, so it might take some trial and error to find activities that appeal to them. As always, avoid sharp objects and only g

Reminiscence Therapy

Reminiscence therapy helps seniors with dementia. Reminiscing is when someone shares memories from the past. Typically, with Alzheimer’s and dementia, people lose short-term memory first, but are still able to recall older memories. The goal of reminiscence therapy is to help seniors with dementia feel valued, contented, and peaceful. It can’t reverse or stop the progression of dementia, but the stress reduction and positive feelings can improve your older adult’s mood, reduce agitation, and minimize challenging behaviors like wandering. It can also provide seniors with dementia a feeling of success and confidence because it’s something they’re still able to do. It gives them an opportunity

A Day In The Life...

In honor of National Kidney Month, we wanted to give readers a peak into the daily life of nephrology nurses. Of course, especially in nursing, days can be quite different depending on the patients you’re serving or what department you’re working in. The day in the life of a nephrology nurse can vary greatly. Nephrology nurses are more than just technical experts. There are many areas of knowledge that nephrology nurses provide to their patients other than just the technical aspects of dialysis care. Some of those may include the roles of caregiver, advocate, educator, facilitator, and mentor. They need to have skills that involve teamwork, good assessment skills, therapeutic communication,

Improve Your Well-being During National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. This is an opportunity to learn more about healthy eating and improve one’s well-being. Eating right is key to feeling good and providing your body with the necessary fuel to go about your day. Whether you’re just starting off with a healthy breakfast or getting ready for a workout, the foods you choose to eat can make a significant difference. Learning how to go further with food helps us experience the benefits of eating well and cutting back on food waste. Everyone has their own food preferences and you can make small changes over time while enjoying your favorite foods within a balanced diet. It is important to remember to consume a variety of fruits, v

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