Videos about dementia

Hester's Perspective

How can we make the world more beautiful for people living with dementia and the people around them? What is not well known about dementia and apathy, but should everyone know? And what issues are we still struggling with? Dr. Hester Anderiesen Le Riche, founder of Tover and creator of the Tovertafel, shares her vision in the series Hester's Perspective.

1. Apathy: the biggest challenge

Inactivity and – in the late stage – apathy is the biggest challenge for people living with dementia. In caring for them, providing sufficient stimulation can therefore be very difficult. ‘Taking initiative’ has to come from other people. How does apathy arise and how can you break through it?

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2. Physical activity to break through apathy

Physical activity plays an important role in breaking through apathy. It is important to choose the right activities that fit the possibilities that someone still has. How can you best use movement to break through apathy?

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3. Social interaction to break through apathy

Social interaction is essential to stimulate people with dementia sufficiently. Having contact with the other residents, with family members and (professional) carers. What is the effect of making this personal contact?

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4. Mental challenge and emotions

In addition to social interaction and physical activity, experiencing mental stimulation and emotion is an important way to break through apathy. It is crucial to match the activity well with the phase of dementia. How do you best handle this?

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5. Dementia and corona

Corona and the measures surrounding this virus have a major impact on healthcare institutions and their residents. As visitors were previously not allowed in and now only have limited access, they miss valuable contact with their loved ones.

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