Read more about the following communication strategies for caregivers:
Promoting Opportunities For "Engagement": Social interaction, defined as "engaging" others socially, is one of the best predictors of quality of life in residential care settings. This is a concept that is at the core of our Silverado values and belief systems.
Alzheimer's Support Group: The Benefits of a Support Group for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease
The Importance of Touch: For the memory-impaired person, benevolent touch becomes tremendously important as a means of communication. Nonverbal communication can be considered to be listening with the ears, eyes and heart.
The Memory Box: As I walk down the halls of Silverado Senior Living, "memory boxes" - lovely cabinets filled with memorabilia of many lives and many special people surround me.
Horticultural Therapy: Senior Gardeners Cultivate Body, Mind and Spirit with Horticultural Therapy