Activities are an integral part of our daily existence and give meaning to our lives. They help us structure our day, give us a sense of accomplishment, and make us feel valued. This is especially true for individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Activities are a fundamental component of dementia care.
Activity-Based Alzheimer Care (ABAC) suggests that activities are the foundation of care. Every event, encounter or exchange is an activity. The scope of activities includes every interaction with staff members, volunteers, relatives and other individuals—not only scheduled events provided by activity staff.
The Alzheimer’s Association® developed Activity-Based Alzheimer Care: Building a Therapeutic Program with some of the nation’s leading activity experts in dementia care to support care settings and caregiving staff in building therapeutic programs. Content and objectives are based on information and input from national focus groups, pilot programs, Association chapter representatives and other national organizations.
UPCOMING ABAC TRAININGS
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For questions regarding this program, call 703.359.4440 or e-mail ProgramNCA@alz.org.