Increasing constructive engagement and positive affect for residents with severe and very severe dementia through group-based activities.

@article{Materne2014IncreasingCE,
  title={Increasing constructive engagement and positive affect for residents with severe and very severe dementia through group-based activities.},
  author={Chris J Materne and Mary Alice Luszcz and Ian Goodwin-Smith},
  journal={Australasian journal on ageing},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={E7-E10}
}
AIM A group-based multisensory activity program (Sensory Day) for residents with dementia was developed, to address the challenge of providing personalised activities within tight operational constraints in residential aged care facilities. METHOD Fourteen participants with severe and very severe dementia were observed before, during and after participation in one of four Sensory Day sessions. The Menorah Park Rating Scale was used to yield four levels of engagement. The Philadelphia… CONTINUE READING