Heather Monaghan

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There is hardly anything more rewarding for activity coordinators than an increase in resident participation. Weeks of hard work are paid off! It is even more gratifying to see a resident who repeatedly declines to join activities walk into the recreation area for a concert, game or to participate in a trivia or discussion group. Here are a few tips that may help improve participation rates at your facility.

There is hardly anything more rewarding for activity coordinators than an increase in resident participation. Weeks of hard work are paid off! Here are a few tips that may help improve participation rates at your location.

Doll Therapy can provide satisfaction and comfort to people with dementia or Alzheimers. It provides them with the opportunity to nurture and satisfy an emotional need that wouldn’t be fulfilled otherwise.

25 Unknown Facts About Dementia Doll Therapy can provide satisfaction and comfort to people with dementia or Alzheimers. It provides them with the opportunity to nurture and satisfy an emotional need that wouldn’t be fulfilled otherwise.

Memory game with a beach ball (reminiscence therapy) for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. Also works on hand eye coordination

Memory game with a beach ball (reminiscence therapy) for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. Gross motor coordination and hand eye coordination. Good ice breaker for group therapy

I made this for my clients in rehab! Taped cards to poster, attach a small piece of velcro. On another a deck of cards, add the other piece of Velcro to make matches. Such a great activity for the geriatric population who love to play cards! Can grade down/up, dynamic standing bal, ROM, Crossing midline, fine motor, visual scanning..the list is endless!

I made this for my clients in rehab! Taped cards to poster, attach a small piece of velcro. On another a deck of cards, add the other piece of Velcro to make matches. Such a great activity for the geriatric population who love to play cards! Can grade dow