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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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Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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