Do you live with dementia, either personally or as a carer? At OurBoards, we want to support you by providing beneficial, affordable dementia resources.
We understand that living with dementia personally can be unsettling and frustrating.
Caring for someone living with dementia is hard work physically, mentally and emotionally. You need to use your energy and time in the best way possible, not only for the sake of the person that you’re caring for but also for your own sake.
At OurBoards we know that we don’t have a magic wand but we believe that we do provide resources that can help you to support the people in your care that are living with mild to moderate dementia .
OurBoards Premium Extended Weekly iCST Visual Calendar Boards are suitable for personal, family or professional use.
The Extended Weekly Calendar board definitely helps all of us. Mum is taking less responsibility for everything, so we encourage her to look at the board on our daily visits so that she can see for herself what is happening on that day. It encourage conversations and is especially nice when someone else has left a message on it. It’s definitely a big part of our visiting routine. I highly recommend it to others.
Carers, family members and friends can use an OurBoards Extended Weekly Calendar Board to support someone living with mild to moderate dementia by making it the focus of deliberate, structured conversation about reminders, things that are important to them, daily activities and long term memories.
By focusing conversation around the different elements of the board, carers can stimulate short and long term memory. Long term memories that are related to emotions can help create attachment to the board and therefore trust. If the person living with dementia trusts the board they will trust the information on it, which will reduce anxiety over day-to-day activities.
We have suggested to a number of customer’s to buy this book, and they have found it really helpful.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE 3
By Lauren Yates, Martin Orrell, Phuong Leung, Aimee Spector, Bob Woods, Vasiliki Orgeta
This third cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) manual is for carers who want to make a difference to the quality of life of the people with dementia they know or who they are living or working with. It builds on the proven success and popularity of CST by offering 75 individual sessions on a great variety of topics to suit everybody’s tastes and interests. The manual comes with a DVD showing filmed examples of sessions which will show how all those taking part can get the best from their shared experience.
Ring-bound paperback, 160pp, colour illustrations throughout. Includes DVD. ISBN 978 1874 790 297