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Help for CALD clients

I try to be pretty aware of the additional risk of disorientation and social isolation for clients who are CALD(Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) and living in my facility:  i.e. learning bits and pieces of languages, hiring films/books in different languages, celebrating national days, but even so I’m sure my programme stills falls short for them at … Continue reading

Nursing and Medical Museum

 How about a bus trip to the Nursing and Medical Museum in Little Bay, Sydney? It occupies a ward that was once part of the Prince Henry Hospital at Little Bay. It has a rich history – built in the 1800’s at some away from the city, to treat patients with infectious diseases including smallpox, tuberculosis, bubonic plague … Continue reading

Olympics 2012 Firsts

Did you know? London Olympic ‘firsts’ 20 Olympic firsts for the UK: In 2012, London will become the firstcity to have hosted the modern Olympic Games three times (1908, 1948 and 2012). Wenlock in Shropshire is where Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the IOC, firstdecided to create the modern Olympic Games when in … Continue reading

India Day!

Namaste!! Indian National Day this week! Here’s my rough plan: Decorate: with printed out Indian flags and streamers of green and orange for the flag colours and plenty of battery operated candles. You can of course find flags online as well as pictures of well known Indian sights/people. (E.g the Taj Mahal, Ghandi, Rudyard Kipling, … Continue reading

Le 14 Juillet – Bastille Day!

Bastille Day, France’s national holiday on July 14, is seen as the symbol of the end of the French monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic. It was on July 14 in 1789 that the angry French mob stormed the Bastille Prison in Paris, which triggered the French Revolution that toppled King Louis XVI and … 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.…