Part Four | Social Engagement for Residents Living with Dementia
Long heralded as a critical component to healthy aging, engagement in meaningful activities can have positive effects on residents living with dementia. Outcomes include increased happiness, elevated interest and alertness, decreased feelings of loneliness and social isolation, improvement in the performance of activities of daily living and higher quality of life.1,2,3
In Part 4 of this series, this quick guide will provide highlights on the best practices for social engagement of residents living with dementia, including recommendations from the latest research in dementia care.
About The Dementia Care Practice Recommendation Quick Guide Series
In our ongoing series, we highlight the key components to establishing practices that improve the quality of care for residents living with dementia in assisted living communities that can be read in 10 minutes or less. This series will include dietary, social, pain management, and social engagement recommendations, to name a few. Below are guides one through three.
This series relies heavily on information provided by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Practice Recommendations 2018 and Dementia Care Practices for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing Homes. Other resources have also been included to ensure the latest research is reflected in these recommendations. Please consult the sources section of each guide for more information.