Just One Hour a Week of Social Interaction Helps Dementia Patients
“Just one hour a week of social interaction helps dementia patients”
A trial involving more than 800 people with dementia across 69 English care homes found that increasing the amount of time spent communicating with residents could boost older people’s wellbeing when combined with personalised care.
As well as improving quality of life, the programme reduced levels of agitation and aggression.
Read more on this very interesting report at https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/07/social-interaction-dementia-patients
And if you have just a few hours to spare to interact with residents in a local care home visit www.carehomevolunteers.org.uk