Even though your loved one may struggle to remember present day details, they can often reflect on the past with confidence. This is comforting for them, and something we aim to focus on throughout our mental vitality care exercises.
A typical morning exercise consists of newspaper reading and discussion time. We work to connect past historical events with current ones in effort to generate discussions. From book clubs and puzzles to trivia and favorite TV shows, our goal is to keep your loved one informed and engaged. Typically, although short-term memory may be hard to call upon, your loved ones’ long-term memories often trigger happy remembrance. We enjoy knowing everything we can regarding your loved ones’ past so that we can ask thoughtful questions and engage productively. Some conversations could potentially include: Where did you go to high school? What was your father’s profession? Where was your first date? These questions can all spark additional memories and lead to happy and productive conversations.
Music is also an important aspect of our mental vitality care. We love to be given a list of favorite songs that our team can use to connect with residents. Music is just another tool we enjoy using to make solid connections with our residents.