People living with dementia are stigmatized in multiple ways, one of which is treating the activities the rest of us do for pleasure as “therapies.” My view is that we need to ditch the word therapy, and provide activities that engage, activate and enhance life as an integral part of care.
THE EDEN ALTERNATIVE BLOG — Recently the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias published a study showing the effects of mindfulness on care partnerships. CBS News wrote up the findings in an interesting article.
Last week I watched a news report out of Canada that told a different type of story about Alzheimer’s and dementia. It told the kind of dementia story you almost never see in primetime news — a joyful story.
Kingston Nursing Center in Conway, South Carolina is having a great time honoring National Scrabble Day. The team thought it would be fun to honor National Scrabble Day and the hot new game “Words with Friends” together. The Administrative Secretary and the Enrichment Team worked together to create this amazing interactive bulletin board. The idea […]
Feeling empowered is vital to our continued growth and development, no matter who we are, or where we live or work.
Check out what Design for Generations has to say about the unique impact gardening can have in care environments in his article, “Incorporating Gardens Care Planning.”
A core belief of The Eden Alternative is that all decisions belong to the Elders or those closest to them.
Leaders who just pay lip service to creating a participatory ethos find out very quickly that they are building their culture change journey on quick sand.