Memory Books and Other Graphic Cuing Systems

Michelle S. Bourgeois

Learn to assist individuals with reminiscence impairments to operate extra independently and successfully through the use of graphic cuing techniques. Primarily based on years of analysis, these visible and written aids operate as reminiscence helps, enhancing communication and high quality of life for adults with dementia and associated reminiscence impairments. Reminiscence aids, akin to reminiscence books, reminiscence wallets, planners, memo boards, and reminder playing cards, assist to scale back the confusion, anxiousness, and frustration usually skilled by individuals with dementia. Normally created with a mixture of phrases and footage, the aids function dialog prompts, solutions to widespread questions, and reminders for every day residing. These instruments not solely assist improve dialog with older adults, however in addition they: enhance engagement and social interplay; talk wants and preferences to caregivers; cut back downside behaviors; and restore customers’ fading self id. This sensible guidebook clearly illustrates the analysis behind reminiscence aids and the advantages they supply customers and communication companions. Readers will learn to decide the optimum reminiscence support for an older grownup, develop the device, and efficiently implement it. cuing techniques, with innumerable examples of helpful content material and format. Extra instruments embrace types and templates to photocopy, a listing of sources for supplies, and directions and patterns for creating moveable, wearable reminiscence aids. Reminiscence Books and Different Graphic Cuing Programs is a necessary useful resource for speech-language pathologists, OTs and PTs, exercise administrators, direct care workers, and relations interacting with adults with reminiscence impairments.