Host Lisa Skinner opens the show with a continuation of her discussion on person-centered approaches to care. This week, Lisa covers the use of life skills stations in treating Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Life skills stations are an evidence-based behavior modification strategy that makes use of workstations adorned with props. The workstation and props are set up to re-create activities that a person suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia connected within their youth such as office tasks, pet care, cooking and baking, or gardening.
Lisa reads a story from her book, Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s: It’s Secret Faces, in which a memory care resident and former stay-at-home mom benefited from a life skills station set up with a crib, bassinet, diaper changing station, and baby doll.
Also in this episode, Lisa debuts a new segment called “What’s News” in which she shares her unique perspective on a recent news story.
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