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Care nurse tests new dementia technique

Care nurse tests new dementia technique
14th May 2008

A care worker is to use unique sensory techniques to improve the mental welfare of people with dementia.

The Coventry Telegraph reports Jennie Russ, a support worker based in Rugby, can now use sensory stimulation methods after being trained by the Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project (Wrap).

Wrap helps people with memory and communication problems by developing self esteem and exploring the past of patients.

Quoted by the paper, Wrap company secretary Mike Strophair said: "It is the first time we have trained someone to deliver Reminiscence to people with learning disabilities."

Alison Malcolm, day services manager at the centre where Jennie works, added research has shown the Reminiscence programme can help people with memory problems and early onset dementia.

Earlier this month the Mature Times reported a seminar organised by the Silver Songs Club was being planned to examine the benefits music can have to older people.

It was also recently reported an entertainment group Moondance will be visiting various Barchester care homes this summer to amuse residents with vintage films and music.

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