Goals and Benefits

  • Positive social interaction between a resident with dementia and a visitor that benefits both persons.
  • The resident's individuality.
  • A sense of relative well-being.
  • Interaction.
  • Social interactions that support residents' self-esteem and sense of competence by helping them to experience success in sharing their remaining talents and abilities, e.g., Wisdom, Human Joy, Personal Experience.
  • Help families, volunteers, staff and visitors to become aware of, and, learn how to support the present capabilities of the resident, in place of focusing on what has been lost.
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