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Solution Name:​​ Social Interaction Program​​ 

SKU:​​ EEFSIDSSTOT

Solution Plan: ​​ 

Fostering Social Interactions​​ 

 

Dementia presents as a significant barrier to communication; therefore, the caregiver will need to learn how to interact with dementia patients.​​ 

  • It can be useful to create a positive mood.​​ 

  • This can be achieved with a facial expressions and tone of voice that reflects an upbeat attitude.

  • Dementia patients may be more willing to engage in activities at certain times of day, it helps to try and work around their schedule.

Depending on the stage of their illness​​ 

  • use simple sentences,

  • speak​​ in​​ a slow deliberate way.​​ 

  • Gain​​ attention before speaking and reducing background distractions like TV.

Socializing outside of your family can be valuable as well.​​ 

  • It’s often useful to provide tailored or structured activities.​​ 

  • Be sure you consider their abilities, interests, and needs.​​ 

  • even something simple, like sharing a puzzle or game with another person to help maintain cognitive function.​​ 

Dementia​​ and Social Interaction

  • Engaging with​​ the​​ environment helps​​ form bonds with the​​ individual​​ around us.​​ 

  • It promotes health and general sense of wellbeing.

  • It can take some time to learn how to help encourage social interaction for a person with dementia.

  • But even a small effort can have a big impact on someone’s life.

Improve the quality of life of persons with dementia

  • Help the senior with dementia feel safe and comfortable.

  • Provide a relaxed environment and emotional support.

  • Add meaningful activities.

  • Add fun-filled activities.

  • Spend time relaxing with them and​​ talking.

 

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