Laughing doesn't just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body. Laughter has been clinically proven to strengthen your immune system, activate and relieve your stress response and stimulate many organs.
The best way to find meaningful activities for men is to uncover past lifestyle choices and history - you can gather this information from residents and their families. Here are 8 tips for engaging men in meaningful activities.
Reminiscing with seniors is a wonderful way to validate the lives of individuals and provide them with a sense of purpose, especially those suffering from dementia. Reminiscing activities also encourage social interaction and promote interpersonal skills.
Most long term care facilities have some residents who are ‘loners’ or ‘introverts’ (depression is a big problem for seniors who are alone, blue represents depression when relating to people, black outlines the blue)