Helens, watching men with walking sticks climbing the mountain. Done in groups or individually, memories of significant life events are recalled using prompts such as photographs, music or topics. Dienstag summarized the experience: The members of the Lifelines Writing Group have taught us about the power of writing and the nature of memory and memory loss. Their lifelines have also served as a means of dosing the psychological distance between the Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's world.
Perhaps most importantly, they have demonstrated that there is a way to give meaning to the precarious station in life in which they find themselves, and they suggest a path for others in the early stages of Alzheimer's to follow; to live with memories; to give them to others; and to preserve in some form a record of who you are, who you were, and who you wanted to be in this world before it slips away.
Here are a few questions to get the ball rolling: Can you tell me about him or her? What would you want them to know? Sep 30 Fall Proof Your Home Go through this checklist to help prevent you or your loved one from falling in their home, one of the leading causes of skilled nursing admissions. Always keep a clear path through each room of your house, removing any objects, furniture, cords or rugs that may be in the way.
Clear any objects off the stairs and make sure the carpet is securely attached to every step. Check that handrails are on both sides and run the length of the steps, and show no signs of loosening. Make sure that the steps are well lit, with a switch or light sensor at both the top and bottom. Rearrange these items to be lower to the ground, ideally waist level.
If you need to use a step stool, find one with a bar. Add a light to your nightstand and night-lights along the way. Jun 15 Make your new residence warm and inviting by bringing along the comforts of home! Click below for ideas! Settle into your space by making full use of shelves, cabinets, and closets for your personal items. Connect with other residents with like interests. Ask the staff to introduce you to other residents with similar hobbies!
Bring photographs, personal furniture, and more familiar items. Speak of your new residence as home! Comment with your favorite comforts of home!
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