Dementia: Rediscovering Moments of Joy through Activities – Teepa Snow Video 

Teepa Snow has another great YouTube video.  Rediscovering Moments of Joy through Activities is a must see to open our minds and hearts to opportunities that present themselves from our loved ones with dementia. They may be trying to communicate and if we aren’t paying attention we may be missing those special moments of connection with them. 

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My TEDx Talk

This is a talk given by an old friend of mine from grade school. Even back then I knew he was going to go places in life. Well, I was right and I’m proud to share this video which is truly inspirational. (don’t let the title “Graduation Day” stop you from watching because it will be an inspiration no matter where you are in your life)
Fantastic talk John!

Manner of Speaking

It was an honour to be invited to speak at the 2014 TEDx Lausanne. The members of the organizing committee were professional, hard-working and enthusiastic. The other speakers were passionate and supportive. The audience was amazing!

Here’s my talk:

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Watch “Dementia Care Tips by Teepa Snow” on YouTube

Great advice when you become a caregiver.

Watch “Gladys Wilson and Naomi Feil” on YouTube

It’s amazing to me how someone that is usually unresponsive can be “brought to life” with things like music or validation therapy (as this video shows).  Recently my daughter and I visited Mom with my 2 1/2 year old grandson.  We were shocked when Mom spoke to him with complete clarity and playfulness.  When he spoke, Mom would turn her head to him and respond, something she rarely did when we spoke to her.  How is this possible?  Does his little voice bring her back to her early days as a Mom? Is that an area of her brain that has not been affected yet?  What else could we do that will bring Mom to life again, even if only for a few minutes.  Is she able to understand more on a daily basis than we think she can just because she cannot find the words to form sentences that make sense.  Is she afraid and frustrated because no one understands her?  I truly wish there was a way to read Mom’s thoughts so I could give her what she needs or may be longing for.  It’s scary to think we really don’t know what life is like for her or how she sees the world around her.  Are there times when she knows she is living in a locked facility full of strangers and left wondering where her family is? Without the answers, these questions continue to invade my thoughts and break my heart for Mom.

Watch “R.O.S . Therapy Systems” on YouTube

R.O.S. on WGHP 2013: http://youtu.be/rYPGtiDD-1Q

I wish I had come across these products before Mom’s vision deteriorated to the point these activities would be too difficult for her. Such a fanatic idea with so many benefits. Check out the website at https://www.rostherapysystems.com/

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Improving Quality of Life through Activities and Entertainment

Built from a backyard project to help one man enjoy life during his 25 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia,  R.O.S. Therapy Systems has grown into a company with a complete package offering of How To Training, Activity Products and Activity E-Products for seniors and their caregivers throughout North America.

  

♥We are all just walking each other home♥