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Thread #143037   Message #3301907
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Feb-12 - 05:02 AM
Thread Name: Entertaining dementia patients
Subject: RE: Entertaining dementia patients
Yorkshire Yankee, you made a great point about having physical contact with every single resident in the room. I didn't think of this at first, but the woman who set up our gigs has a lot of nursing home experience. She insisted that we take the time to greet each person, and I've done it ever since. It makes a world of difference - but it's very important that nobody is missed when you go out and greet people. I've seen residents in tears if singers pass them by.

I'd like to see Big Al Whittle work a nursing home. I'm sure he's just grand!

-Joe-