New Year’s Resolution Idea!

Hello everyone, If you are looking for a good New Year’s resolution that you, your staff and residents can work on together, we’ve got an idea for you! Turn OFF the televisions for an hour each afternoon and turn ON some music and dance! Research has repeatedly shown that music is beneficial for people at […]

Cues to Move

Hello everyone, The environment plays a large role in encouraging physical and functional activity of residents in your communities. Some of the most common things we find lacking are cues in the environment to promote activity. Things like hand weights, foam swim noodles, elastic bands, stationary bikes, and other exercise equipment are great to have […]

Tips to Manage Sundowning

Hello everyone, “‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” But perhaps, some your residents are? People with dementia often struggle with restlessness, agitation, irritability or confusion that can begin or worsen in late afternoon and early evening, and can continue into the night. Commonly […]

Turkey Trot Time!

Hello everyone, Thanksgiving Day is almost here! Before we enjoy our fabulous feasts, it’s fun to work up those appetites with some morning exercise on turkey day! How about hosting a “Turkey Trot” at your community? Turkey trots have become very popular as a way to have fun with family and friends, and often raise […]

All Hands on Deck

Hello everyone, To change how everyone in your settings manages behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with dementia, we need all hands on deck! Your identified champions are your leaders and role models. These individuals play a vital role in implementing the strategies we want all staff to use when working with residents with behavior and […]