What Do Life Story Boards Do?
Life Story Boards share information about the resident gathered in the Life History Profile with caregivers, family and visitors. Each board identifies the stage of dementia via a facility-based color-coding system. Not only do the boards communicate meaningful information about residents in an easy-to-understand format, but they also provide opportunities for residents to have quality interactions with staff throughout the day.
There are so many great reasons for creating the story board but one of the greatest reasons is to get to know your loved one! I just wanted to share one of the perspectives and projects from another resource.
Welcome to everyone challenged with dementia in any way and an intro to Dementia 911, a site built around gaining perspective and building confidence for any caregiver or family member ready to learn.
Hello, my name is Walter Hansen and I have worked in and around the dementia challenge for over 17 years as a first responder and medical professional. I love being able to share my experiences and time with like minded people in search for a better quality of life even when faced with challenging circumstances. I created the Dementia 911 Basic Course as an introduction to the concepts around the philosophy of keeping the dementia patient out of the emergency management system when possible. And through these concepts, we learn to be better prepared for what is in our future which also allows you to plan for situations rather than always be sitting by the phone waiting for the "dreaded" phone call.