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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Communication and Mealtimes Toolkit

The Communication and Mealtimes Toolkit is a guide for caregivers and long-term care professionals on creating a person-centered care approach to communication and mealtime for persons with dementia.   The toolkit looks at issues that arise on a daily basis and gives straightforward and practical advice to caregivers wanting solutions to these common problems.
The first section of the toolkit discusses communication and outlines conversation starters, ways to make persons with dementia comfortable and examples of reminiscence activities.  The second part focuses on mealtimes and includes advice on ways to prepare a person for mealtime, promoting oral hygiene and proper posturing and advice on feeding.
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