Key to making the most of therapeutic activities is engagement and good communication skills. Where the activity takes place matters less than the quality of the relationship between the person with dementia and the therapist/caregiver.
We know that the benefits of activities are enormous, no matter what the stage of Alzheimer's . We also know we have to adapt activities and change the way we deliver caregiver skills. Activity validates people. It recognizes them and allows them creative expression, if the activity is chosen carefully to match their interests, needs and abilities.
How Caregivers can be More Effective Delivering Therapeutic Activities
There are three stages to a therapeutic activity that you need to think about; preparation, engagement and the outcome evaluation.
Preparation for a successful therapeutic session involves skills such as persuasion, finding the type of communication that will lead to participation and finding the right leve...
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Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a
leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. If overdose is suspected,
contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US
residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian
residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of
overdose may include: stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Therapeutic-M Oral Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it
is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual
dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Therapeutic-M Oral Notes
If your doctor has prescribed this medication, do not
share it with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., complete blood
count, vitamin B12 levels) may be performed per...
From the FDA Consumer Magazine , March-April 2005 by Carol Rados Few people with arthritis would be willing to stop taking a medication that works, especially when nothing else has. But what if joint pain and stiffness are inevitable if you don't take the medication, yet heart problems could occur if you do? Health officials say that, as with any drug, only you and your doctor can determine the level of risk that is acceptable with medications currently available to treat arthritis. The unsettling news in late 2004 that the popular anti-inflammatory arthritis drugs Vioxx (rofecoxib), Celebrex (celecoxib), and Bextra (valdecoxib) could cause a heart attack or stroke or aggravate high blood pressure has left some patients wondering whether they should keep taking them. Data from clinical trials showed that cyclooxygenase-2 selective agents, better known as COX-2 inhibitors, may be associated with an increased risk of serious cardiovascular problems, especially when used in high dose...
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