Tuesday Dementia Training with Rachel Wiley, OTR
Dr. Rachel Wiley, OTR, shares with us about her practice and about Dementia.
Here are her 3 Quick Tips on taking care of our loved ones with Dementia.
In this episode:
02:55 – Introduction of Rachel Wiley.
05:10 – 3 Tips on taking care of our loved ones with Dementia.
06:05 – TIP #1: Communication. Being careful with the words you use when communicating.
07:30 – 1 negative word counteract with 7 positive words.
09:20 – TIP #2: Use the environment to your advantage.
12:05 – Words are powerful. Change your words to change your world.
12:35 – TIP #3: Allow the patient with Dementia to feel that they are still in control in some aspects of their life.
14:45 – Open-ended question vs. Close-ended question.
18:15 – Question: Why do people with dementia love to talk?
20:40 – Alzheimer’s and Dementia gets worsts over time – important to reminisce.
22:25 – Do reminisce therapy.
You can get in touch with Rachel Wiley:
www.daybydayhometherapy.com (MediCare and Telehealth practice)
www.dementiacollaborative.com (Videos and training)
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