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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

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

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. 

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 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

Writing to the Queen

You could get a group of residents to write a congratulatory letter to HRH. Her Majesty can be reached at the following address: Her Majesty The Queen Buckingham Palace London SW1A 1AA It’s ettiquete to  open with ‘Madam’. You close the letter with  ‘I have the honour to be, Madam, Your Majesty’s humble and obedient servant’. Find more … Continue reading

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Great opportunity for a theme week. We’ll be making bunting, writing to the Queen (click graphic above for info) holding a high tea (with twinings tea and cucumber sandwiches), holding a garden party (with cream tea), having a British Quiz afternoon, reminiscing about the royal family, playing croquet, eating a roast dinner with yorkshire puddings and … Continue reading