by Barbaric 19 Aug 2016

I just wanted to share with those Cuties who make things for people with dementia. My friend's mother was put into respite, and the home made a placemat with her picture, first name and all the things that she likes (music, gardening, etc). So the staff could have a conversation with her and call her by name when they served her meal in the dinning room. That placemat goes with her every time she has respite.

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by graceandham 19 Aug 2016

Love this idea.

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by babash 19 Aug 2016

What a great idea. I would personally hate someone calling me Lovey or Pet if I didn't know them or where I was. But by using the persons name it would make them feel more settled and that they were with a person who knew them.

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by lbrow 19 Aug 2016

A very, very good idea/Lillian

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by PeggyJ 19 Aug 2016

What an insightful idea. Thank you for sharing.

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by sdrise 19 Aug 2016

Great idea !!

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by dragonflyer 19 Aug 2016

Wonderful idea and so very practical and helpful to both the patient and staff...

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by cfidl 19 Aug 2016

Great idea!

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by jrob Moderator 19 Aug 2016

What a wonderful idea!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 19 Aug 2016

Great idea when you know the recipient.

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by sandralane 19 Aug 2016

This is a very good idea. Thanks for sharing with us, always nice to address a person by name and have a conversation. Sandra.

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