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Patience is believed to be the most important attribute that one must have as an OT so I'm probably one of the most patient people you'll ever come across

I’m a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist with experience in in-patient rehab and outpatient pediatrics. I boast a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy and as a way of paying it forward, I have a blog to provide tips and resources for new graduates and OTs new to various settings. I have a passion for helping kids and families be able to participate in everyday activities, especially in sensory processing and feeding therapy. I have also completed multiple continuing education courses in sensory processing, DIR/Floortime, social/behavior techniques, feeding therapy, and an introduction to NDT (NeuroDevelopmental Treatment). I am extremely passionate about helping kids and families in feeding therapy using the SOS approach and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Silent disco helps people with dementia

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By host - denise.cook"Just seeing the engagement and seeing their eyes light up and the movement and the smiles." Silent disco helps people living with dementia.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-25/silent-discos/9480016
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Do you this is helpful? What's your opinion on this?
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Music has a very powerful response in dementia sufferers. The pleasure it brings awakens them and gives great pleasure. Music should become a part of sufferers daily routine. The look on their faces says it all.
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im new member to this wesite...
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nice concept
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Sometimes the 'simple pleasures' are the most effective.
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This is absolutely wonderful, they obviously very much enjoy it. It's an excellent idea as it allows everyone to join in even if they can't or don't want to have a boogie they are still joining in by listening to the same music, it helps with their motor skills, social skills and most importantly puts a smile on their faces.
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Music helps so much. My mum had dementia, one day she was very distressed and agitated. She instantly calmed and started nodding her head to the beat when I let her listen to music. It was amazing to watch.
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Wonderful! My mother loved to listen to music and to dance, even though it caused some uncomfortable falls!
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Anything that brings them enjoyment is worth doing.
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I can imagine wee Granny strutting her stuff with those big headphones on. Nice! LOL!
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