Posted in June 2012

JulEYE

I like to make each July eye health month for my guys, partly because it rhymes nicely, partly because it’s something quite relevant to them and obviously something valuable to raise awareness of. At my place, an optometrist is coming in to conduct eye tests and my educator will speak about eye health. JulEYE is … Continue reading

Israel Day

Recently held Israeli Day for a client of mine who grew up in Israel – people seem to be a bit divided on the date, many seem  to say it’s the 8th May; according to Wikipedia, “The Israeli Declaration of Independence (Hebrew: הכרזת העצמאות‎, Hakhrazat HaAtzma’ut or Hebrew: מגילת העצמאות‎ Megilat HaAtzma’ut), was made on … Continue reading

Wimbledon

Wimbledon’s this week! We’re having a special afternoon tea – we’ll have strawberries and cream and (non-alcoholic) champagne out of champagne flutes. We’ll decorate the room with pictures of famous Aussie tennis players and prompt discussion from there.  We’re also playing the  2007 film Wimbledon later that afternoon. 

Olympics Crafts

Just a little inspiration for those scratching their heads trying to work out some sort of Olympic themed craft. Click the pictures to find out more info on each. Pipe Cleaner Craft My vision for this would be using just gold or silver pipecleaners. Bit more sophisicated if I can use pipe cleaner and sophisitacted in such close … Continue reading

Originally posted on Exploring Dementia:
1. Clip  coupons2. Sort poker chips3. Count tickets4. Rake leaves 5. Use the carpet sweeper 6. Read out loud 7. Bake cookies 8. Look up names in the phone book 9. Read the daily paper out loud 10. Ask someone with a child to visit 11.Listen to polka music 12.…

The Reality of Reality Orientation

Yesterday afternoon in the secure unit for people with dementia, Betty* had been wandering around looking for a specialist for about an hour, asking everyone she saw where she should go to see the specialist for her appointment. I was doing other things so told her a few times that the specialist wouldn’t be in … Continue reading

The Panel

Next week we’ll be having an event which we’re calling “The Panel,” based loosely on the TV programme of the same name.  I’ve asked our physio, our educator/RN, our chaplain and our pharmacist to sit on this panel and the ressies will have the opportunity to ask them questions – I’m anticipating mainly health and well … Continue reading

Sing the ‘Flus Away

I always like to have a few benefits of activities up my sleeves – I find that some ressies are quite interested in ‘the point’ and that it assists in motivation. Plus it can be helpful for motivating rec staff and reminding other staff in the multidisciplinary team that DT is more than just fun and … Continue reading