Archive for category Senior Older Adult and Elderly
This week, I had the opportunity to attend a work shop on dementia by one of America’s leading experts on the topic; Teepa Snow. It was both informative, and funny as she kept our attention the entire six hours. Below, is a clip from her site. She has a great deal of information you can use to improve your care for those with dementia.
Have you considered doll therapy when working with individuals with memory loss? This article lists the pros and cons. Overall, I think the benefits can be tremendous. I have observed elderly women in long-term care who talk to their doll and care for it. The doll is very comforting and provides great joy to the patient.
I just recently watched a documentary on adults- both men and women who are serious doll collectors (Barbie dolls and Reborn dolls) and they have no memory loss. Some women even bring their Reborn dolls out in public and push them in strollers.
I think it’s a great idea.
Research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, shows that elderly people who sit for most of the day age quicker than their more active contemporaries. According to James Goodwin, head of research at Age UK says, “people don’t realize that if you sit down all day it can undermine all the exercise you do”. It is recommended that people stand up and move around every 20 minutes throughout the day. For more about this interesting topic, see below.