One of the biggest challenges we face as companions is finding creative ways to engage with individuals who have dementia. Many of our clients are living with cognitive impairment. Some have difficulty finding the right word to use, others may be resistant to accepting help or experience anxiety around being in an unfamiliar environment. Creative engagement is important in helping individuals with dementia feel a sense of security and acceptance. People with dementia are often self-conscious about their memory issues and are told “no” frequently. We’ve discovered the best way to engage with individuals is to “just go with it”.
The Year In Review - 12 Reasons We Are Grateful for 2018
As the end of the year approaches, we have a lot of significant milestones to reflect upon. It… More
It was a picture-perfect summer’s day on Saturday, July 21st, for Seniors Helping Seniors of Greater Boston and Metrowest’s fourth annual Employee Appreciation Barbecue. More than 60… More