Goals and Benefits

For the Resident

  1. The ritual of reading a tabloid draws on the resident's memory and strengths.
  2. Positive social interaction between resident's with dementia that benefits all the residents participating.
  3. A sense of relative well being.
  4. Social interactions that support residents' self-esteem and sense of competence by helping them to experience success in sharing their talents and abilities.
  5. Meets residents' interpersonal and creative needs.

For the Staff

  1. Provides opportunity for positive staff/resident interaction.
  2. Prevents or alleviates agitated behavior.
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