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Things to do with old people

I start my work placement today, I'm working at the old people's home that I do weekend work for.I've been told that me and the other girl from my class are to entertain the residents. Thing is I've got no idea what to do, I've got a couple of things in mind but not enough to fill two weeks.

I want to take a some of them shopping, I'm going to get them dancing, and I might rent an old film for them but I would have to bring in my video player which may cause problems...

and thats all Ive got so far...

Can anyone give me some ideas please.
Thank you:)
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Umm... A game of cards maybe? My grandma loves playing...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm sure you'll have the ideas when you see them...

    But listen to them... they like to talk about their past :) ask questions... ask for advices, even if you don't need them! they realy like to talk :)

    Good work!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ok I probably should have said this before, they all have dementia, and most are quite far gone. So cards wont be a good idea cos every 2 seconds I will have to explain what we are doing again lol.
    I know this is going to sound weird, but they dont really like to talk either, I tried that when I first started working there.

    Thank you so far and keep em coming.
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    JsTJsT Posts: 18,268 Skive's The Limit
    Are they too gone for Bingo?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    take them for a leisurely stroll. if you have a park nearby, go feed ducks and let them talk at you.

    just don't lose them :eek:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    youre gonna have a problem then, if theyve got dementia, then shopping or going out for walks with more than one at a time, is likely to be hazardous. I think old movies or just talking to them is probably your best bet. I think shopping with someone with dementia wouldnt be any fun at all, and they might even find it quite distressing. Maybe there are websites for carers of people with dementia, that might have more insight and better ideas?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    found this on a website

    Activity list


    Ideas for exercise/relaxing:


    Sorting/tidying/folding laundry
    Watering plants
    Dancing or stationary exercise program
    Massage


    Household activities


    Sanding
    Knitting
    Preparing certain foods e.g. salad; peeling/cutting vegetables; baking/mixing
    Dusting, vacuuming, polishing
    Drying dishes


    Psycho/social activities


    Listening to/singing familiar songs
    Reminiscing/looking at a photo album
    Visiting with children/pets
    Volunteer work e.g. stuffing envelopes
    Having afternoon tea
    Doing a puzzle (look for large format)
    Building something with Lego

    dunno if that helps but it was the best i could find

    edited to add im sure singing songs say from the war would be fun for them. you could probably get a tape from the library or buy one somewere really cheap
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hire some lap dancers or something!!! (Male and Female to be fair)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Marbles on a motorway.


    (I don't like old people)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well I'm back from work now and well they really didnt want to do anything.
    I tried doing puzzles, stiching, dancing (simple type stuff) and they were all like "no no we cant do any of that, we are all to old, we'll just sit here and stair at the wall....*stairs at wall*" Their not usually like that, at the weekend they are full of beans and always running about bugging me when i'm trying to cook.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    seriously try singing, all old people like singing
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :lol: I think if I sung to them we would have to call the nurse cos all their ear drums will have burst
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    After going shopping to ASDA and having one of the senile old hags putting all her old fogey crap on the conveyorbelt before I'd half finshed unpacking my trolley, I would suggest using them as speed humps in residential areas.

    And then tell me where so I can go along and slow down a bit:)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i didnt mean that i met get a tape of songs that they will know eg

    list of somgs
    and encorage them to sing along

    Im sure everyone would know the words to somthing like waltsing matilda, we'l meet again, my old man (i worked in a living history museam for to long lol) or well known hymns that everyone knows the tune to
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Get Robert Kilroy Silk to pay them a visit, old people love him!!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    doooo the okey cokeyyyy ...thats what it's all about!
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Zella
    we'll just sit here and stair at the wall....*stairs at wall*
    Sorry to only say this, but this typo made me laugh...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what typo?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Zella
    what typo?

    You say stair we say stare

    you say tomatoe we say toe-mar-toe
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Right see, I didnt know it was spelt differently, I've seen it spelt like star before but it didnt look right to me.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You climb stairs.

    You stare at a girl with nice tits.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Zella
    Right see, I didnt know it was spelt differently, I've seen it spelt like star before but it didnt look right to me.

    http://www.lil-fingers.com/coloring/images/star.gif

    Now that's a Star
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thank you, i feel rather stupid now
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Diamond Geezer stop being a meany! Everyone understood- everyone makes typo's by mistake or otherwise so stop it...otherwise someone'll be heading for a smacked bottom...:D

    Malt Munk xx :D
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