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RULE 1 & 2

RULE 1 : THE PERSON WITH DEMENTIA IS YOUR CARE GUIDE!

We are all unique, we all have different tastes in food, clothing, etc. This does not change when we have dementia, so the only person who knows what he or she likes or dislikes are the individual themselves.

Ask or find out through Trial & Error what the person likes or dislikes. In doing so, you reduce unrest, problematic behaviour and care activities will run better and more easily.

Above all, you give the individual the feeling they are still seen as a real person, they are not an object of care but a human being with dementia, and you can bring joy and happiness into the dementia world.

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RULE 2 EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA COMES BACK TO YOU!

When an individual with dementia feels they are treated with respect and seen as a person, they will be more cooperative.

This makes your work easier, improves your job satisfaction and your mood. People with dementia will pick up on this and the individual with dementia will cooperate ever more and ever better, which in turn makes you happier.

Now the care snowball is rolling and gets bigger and bigger. So everything you do for someone with dementia comes back to you, even if you think it takes more time.

Believe me, in the long run it will save you time and prevents burnouts. At the same time, you spread happiness into the dementia world, where “The Little Things Are The Big Things”.

Never forget that a wink, a smile, a wave, a hug means the world to care-dependent people.

ASK THE PERSON OR FIND OUT THROUGH TRIAL AND ERROR WHAT THE INDIVIDUAL WITH DEMENTIA LIKES OR DISLIKES

In doing so, you reduce unrest, problematic behaviour and your care activities will be easier. Want to know know what this means for someone with dementia?

Step in a warm bath, then step into an ice-cold bath. That is how big the difference in experience is. I think you got my drift here.

Do not forget the personal benefits when you use the person with dementia as your Care Guide: Less unrest, less problematic behaviour, and care activities run more smoothly. It is a warm bath for you too, from which you are able to eat the fruits every day.

TREAT A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA NOT THE DEMENTED PERSON FROM ROOM 12

Because with respect and with love you work around the dementia fog. You will make contact right through the dementia haze. No aggression, no problem behaviour, happiness for two.

Because with respect and with love you work your way around the dementia haze. You will make proper contact through the dementia haze. No aggression, no problematic behaviour, happiness for both of you.

So giving respect and real attention makes your work easier, improves your job satisfaction and your mood, let’s called it reciprocity. Read the case story of Debby & Mrs ……

SEE AND SEEK THE PERSON THROUGH THE DEMENTIA HAZE

That is what songs are from the 15-25 age window. So find songs which were popular when you were between 15 and 25 or from the same time window of the person for whom you are finding music.

The songs can be heard everywhere, at home, in school, on the radio, in church, at the pub, during dancing lessons, at work, on TV, in clubs, films, everywhere!

What’s her name ? Patch Adams
Grandson dancing with his grandmother
Listen with your heart by Naomi Feil

IGNAR’S DEMENTIA GUIDE “ONE RULE THEM ALL” ALSO INCLUDES IGNAR’S DEMENTIA BRIGADE.

Why a brigade? Because dementia care you can’t do it alone. You need Family & Volunteers to help you.

We need each other to create a form of dementia care you can be happy with and where people with dementia feel safe, at home and are also happy.

So join Ignar’s Dementia Brigade and let’s make dementia care fabulous!

FOR WHO?

For nurses, care workers, caregivers, family, volunteers everybody who is involved with dementia as Ignar’s Dementia Guide contain three practical tools where everyone can participate and work with.

So join Ignar’s dementia brigade and let’s make dementia care fabulous!

Tool 1 – You
How to turn yourself into a care-tool

More cooperation & Less  aggression

Tool 2 : Music
Turn music into a help engine of the

Brain – assists care & wellbeing

Tool 3 – Surrounding
Create an environment where people

with dementia feel at home

Patch Adams
How Music Affects Your Brain
The Zimmers My Generation

RULE 1 & 2 IN A NUTSHELL

  • Treat a person with respect (the smile from the heart)
  • Understand dementia and the brain (Growing empathy)
  • Centering (Balancing your emotions)
  • Accept the expressions and symptoms of dementia (do not mind mistakes)
  • Go along (but never lie)
  • Talk with, but never talk about the individual in their presence
  • Create a free and non-restrictive atmosphere

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