Stimulating success â€“ the benefit of books
By HELEN BATE, founder of Pictures to Share
At every level humans need both interaction and stimulation to relieve boredom and frustration. Without resources and positive input, the two negative emotions surface and are now widely regarded as the most common causes of challenging behaviour in people with dementia.
The situation is highlighted by a recent report by the Alzheimerâ€™s Society that suggests that some care home residents spend less than two minutes in every six hours interacting with staff or other residents. That is, in an average day less than five minutes may be spent