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learning the different stages of Alzheimers and Dementia

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Assessments are very helpful in understanding the levels of cognitive ability so you can help the resident receive the best of care and attention needed for them.  I really enjoy working with the residents to help them in any way that i can.  I have found that even with the lower levels i have been able to succeed with my programs in what i call strengthening the mind and mind stretching.  I have experienced residents who for weeks would not say a word or show an expression on their face after participating in my programs i now see smiles laughter and they willing answer me if i ask them a question. It is the best feeling i the world to know you can still grasp them in ways never imaginable. i get responses from their family members of how much they appreciate all the things i am doing with their loved ones to help them.  My job is very rewarding and i never thought i would ever love a job like i do now.

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