DM Vid4 Restaurant Staff

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 […]

DRT for Communication: Erase / Re-Write Problems

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 […]

Importance of Communication with PWD

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.