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Taking a Holistic Approach to Caregiving

 

People living with Dementia require a high level of support for their physical health needs.  But what about their mental, emotional and spiritual health needs?  In this video, you’ll learn some valuable tips to enhance quality of life for your loved one by taking a holistic approach to care.

Learning together, creating together and playing together are the 3 primary “areas of impact” that will support you in enhancing quality of life for your family member with dementa.  Let’s break each of these down a little, so you can get started with these Artful Connection strategies right away!

Learning Together:  Are people ever too old and frail to learn something new?  No way!  Not even when Dementia is a factor.  The secret to encouraging interest in something brand new to them, is to:

  • engage their curiosity
  • make the learning fun
  • work together as an equal partner.

Stimulating the mind, goes a long way to decreasing boredom, a...

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