1. How to Make Visits Meaningful! Suggestions for families when visiting low
    functioning residents.
  2. Dementia & Nutrition:  Recommendations for Activity Professionals and
    Recreation Therapists
  3. Summer Precautions and Trip Ideas:  Recommendations for Activity
    Professionals and Recreation Therapists
  4. How to be Prepared for State Inspection and Resident Council
  5. What About Music?
  6. SUPPORT GROUPS
  7. Ideas to Honor Your Staff During Activity Professionals Week!
  8. Dementia Units and Activities:
  9. HOW TO BE PREPARED FOR CHANGES TO THE FEDERAL INTERPRETIVE
    GUIDELINES
  10. Spirituality and Aging
  11. ETHICS: Ideas to Instill Ethics and Values in Your Employees
  12. Violence in the Workplace
  13. Sensory Rooms and FTAG 248
  14. Aroma Therapy
  15. Toxic Plants and Poisonous Plants
  16. Ways to Expand Your Budgets
  17. "Theme or not to Theme...That is the Question"
  18. Volunteer Management Essentials for Long Term Care
  19. Activity Professionals Week January 21-26 2007
  20. Winner of Activity Professional Tribute Contest - 2007
  21. How can we encourage CNA participation in activities?
  22. New Activity Director - What to Do First?
  23. Training Your Staff the Right Way
  24. Volunteers and Dementia Units
  25. Recognizing Abuse and Neglect in the Home Setting
  26. Support Groups are a Necessity. There is a Place in the Activity Calendar
  27. Seasonal and Themed Ideas are a Better Way to Plan Calendars
  28. Corporate Activity Consultants are a Plus for Health Care Organizations
  29. Dementia Units and the Importance of Admission and  Discharge Criteria
    Agreements
  30. Take Precautions During Community Outings With Your Dementia Residents
  31. Activity Professionals Week - January 20 - 25, 2008
  32. An Introduction to Pathways to the Past
  33. New Certification for Dementia Unit Managers
  34. TimeSlips® Project- A Story Telling Project
  35. Trending Resident Council Minutes
  36. Religion, Spirituality and Dementia
  37. Pick Your Staff Carefully for Dementia Units
  38. Initial Assessments “Interviewing a Stranger”. How important is the
    assessment?
  39. Trip Planning for Dementia
  40. Capturing Volunteers Contacts
  41. Gifts for the Holidays
  42. 75 Ways to Honor Your Staff During Activity Professionals Week
  43. Creating Memory Boxes, Themed Boxes and Themed Trunks
  44. Grab Hold of Those Wonderful Volunteers
  45. Alzheimer’s Spring Ideas:
  46. My Sub-Acute Rehab Patient on Medicare Wants to Go on a Trip?
  47. Writings I Receive
  48. Take Precautions for Facility Outing?
  49. Sex Offenders in Long Term Care
  50. Is Your Activities Program Up To Snuff?
  51. How to Make Visits Meaningful
  52. Alzheimers Patient's Prayer by Carolyn Haynali
  53. Activity Ideas to Surviving the Holidays
  54. Initial Assessments: Get More Information...Not Less
  55. Dementia Unit Manager Tip of the Day:  Conduct Daily Environmental Rounds
  56. Benefits of Daily Outside Walks and Dementia Gardens
  57. Why Should I Conduct a Noise Study on My Dementia Unit?
  58. Gifts for the Holidays
  59. 97 Ways to Recognize NCCDP Staff - Staff Education Week, February 14-21
  60. Don't Rule Out Substance Abuse When Screening for Dementia
  61. Brain Fog...Is a Legit Diagnosis!
  62. General Standards for CDP - Certified Dementia Practitioner
  63. Wheelchair Dance?  Yes They Can!
  64. A Dictionary of Patients' Spiritual Culture for Health Care Professionals
  65. Bringing the Garden Indoors - for Those Who Need It Most
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Sandra Stimson has
experience as a corporate
consultant, Corporate Trainer
and National Speaker. Her
experience is in long term
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Director of Alzheimer's Units
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550 bed long term care county
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Pet Express Pet Therapy Club,
is a Life Replay Specialist.  
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