48 min

Make Grandma Smile – Engagement & Activities Fading Memories: Alzheimer's Caregiver Support

    • Self-Improvement

Enriching senior lives through specialized, entertaining engagement and activities.



Looking for ways to have better visits with my Mom is the genesis of the Fading Memories podcast. After two and a half years, I've learned a lot more about engagement. By learning how to give seniors a purpose and find things they enjoy, we go a long way into having meaningful visits.



My guest, Jason Heidel is an entertainer who works in senior care. His grassroots company, Make Grandma Smile, is focused on engagement therapy. They are looking for a way to standardize the engagement and behavioral health side of eldercare. By bringing an entertainment and participation component to care home activities, Jason has found a way to have more meaningful engagement.



In order to determine which activities are the most appropriate for their audience. They use what they call a DNA model. DNA stands for Decade neuroplasticity assessment. Simply put, it means they find out how much each resident remembers from each decade. As a result, they are able to tailor their activities to the audience they're working with.



In fact, you'll experience some of Jason's talents in this episode.  Together with three other guests, we take part in the game Password. Enjoy!

Related Podcast Episode:

Activities for People with Alzheimer's



 



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Help Support Fading Memories

We have partnered with Caregiver Chronicles to bring you a comprehensive 8-week course. This course covers diagnosis to transition. To learn more or to sign up go HERE



 



Some details about the course.



 

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If you've enjoyed this episode, please share this podcast with other caregivers!  You'll find us on social media at the following links.



Facebook    Instagram    Twitter



Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. There you can see me in "action" and watch the bonus videos I share.



Want to learn from Jennifer in person (or virtually)? Wherever you'd like a training session, Jen is available. Contact her at fadingmemoriespodcast@gmail.com



Transcript

Enriching senior lives through specialized, entertaining engagement and activities.



Looking for ways to have better visits with my Mom is the genesis of the Fading Memories podcast. After two and a half years, I've learned a lot more about engagement. By learning how to give seniors a purpose and find things they enjoy, we go a long way into having meaningful visits.



My guest, Jason Heidel is an entertainer who works in senior care. His grassroots company, Make Grandma Smile, is focused on engagement therapy. They are looking for a way to standardize the engagement and behavioral health side of eldercare. By bringing an entertainment and participation component to care home activities, Jason has found a way to have more meaningful engagement.



In order to determine which activities are the most appropriate for their audience. They use what they call a DNA model. DNA stands for Decade neuroplasticity assessment. Simply put, it means they find out how much each resident remembers from each decade. As a result, they are able to tailor their activities to the audience they're working with.



In fact, you'll experience some of Jason's talents in this episode.  Together with three other guests, we take part in the game Password. Enjoy!

Related Podcast Episode:

Activities for People with Alzheimer's



 



In case you haven't done this already, Signup for our Email Newsletter & never miss the best stuff!



 

Help Support Fading Memories

We have partnered with Caregiver Chronicles to bring you a comprehensive 8-week course. This course covers diagnosis to transition. To learn more or to sign up go HERE



 



Some details about the course.



 

Join Fading Memories On Social Media!

If you've enjoyed this episode, please share this podcast with other caregivers!  You'll find us on social media at the following links.



Facebook    Instagram    Twitter



Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. There you can see me in "action" and watch the bonus videos I share.



Want to learn from Jennifer in person (or virtually)? Wherever you'd like a training session, Jen is available. Contact her at fadingmemoriespodcast@gmail.com



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