The results of a recent trial led at the University of Exeter, King's College London, and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust were presented at the Azheimer's Association International Conference. According to an article published on Science Daily, "Two 'care staff champions' at each home were trained over four day-long sessions, to take simple measures that such as involve talking to residents about their interests and decisions around their own care. When combined with just one hour a week of social interaction, it improved quality of life and reduced agitation."
The article goes on to quote Doug Brown, the Director of Research for Alzheimer's Society, "We know that a person-centered approach that takes each individual's unique qualities, abilities, interests, preferences and needs into account can improve care. This study shows that training to provide this type of individualized care, along with activities and social interactions, has a significant impact on the well-being of people living with dementia in care homes."
The services offered by LifeBio for senior living communities and memory care facilities will help staff, family, and friends achieve just this! The "About Me" booklet -- as well as the accompanying one-page snapshot -- provides information on the resident's family, work, hobbies, and preferences, which staff can use to start conversations! Likewise, the LifeBio 101 class can be used to create a social atmosphere for residents to share their stories with others.
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