Tru here. Just finished contributing on Dementia Mentors’ teaching video for staff of restaurants seeking “Purple Table Reservations” training, so thought i would post my notes here also. More info on what those terms mean is available at Links at end of this blog entry. These first notes are in order of priority, also listing […]
this marks the beginning of the end for my blog … Any ideas ?
Professionals (especially medical professionals) need E.M.T. for direct interaction with Persons With Dementia …
You might consider how Neuro-Psych scores could help YOU tailor strategies …
These are things that were applicable for ME this year, so it is possible they might be helpful for someone else.)
Newest challenge is lack of word recognition. Words flow over me and around me, but I do not recognize them.
SUMMARY: Erase/re-write skills are malfunctioning, so I am poor at task-transition. Suggest pre-planning with steps involved. While project is on-going, whenever a change in task or physical location is going to take place, verbally state “Now (my name) we are going to change task/location …” … then pause before instructions for next step. … *** … *** … *** … DETAIL […]
I still think term ‘sufferer’ gives teaching opportunity to say; “Did you realize this term has such a wide variety of usage meaning that it is currently polarizing the PWD and ‘care’ sector?”
Be willing to invest NOW in learning communication skills for the later stages, so that you can more easily discern the language spoken in the “fading” communications of late-stage dementia … because relationships are what make life worth living.
Dementia Relationship Tip: For me, there is no such thing as BACKGROUND noise.