My service is ‘improving motor and cognitive skills with Apex Harmony’. Here we help people with dementia improve their cognitive skills. After meeting my clients for 15-20 minutes one thing I noticed was the language barrier. Most of the people there were Chinese speakers making it very hard to have a conversation. Another interesting thing I found was the change in behaviour for people with dementia. Although the lady I talked to was very nice and kind at first when I asked ‘what board game are you playing?’ she became very frustrated and annoyed. One thing to keep in mind when I visit them next would be to make sure to not say something they would not like.
LO 1 Identifying own strengths and develop areas for personal growth
LO 2 Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
LO 4 Show commitment to and perseverance in your CAS experiences
LO 7 Recognise and consider the ethics of choices and actions