Is This Suitable For People with Dementia?
The Sparkle is actually designed for ‘general elderly’ and ‘early to mid stage dementia’. Many older people with dementia will be able to read and enjoy the Sparkle. Others will enjoy having it read to them.
How Is The Sparkle A Therapeutic Tool?
The Daily Sparkle is especially designed to stimulate personal memories. By using the scientifically proven therapeutic benefits of reminiscence (click here for more info) your clients can delay or reduce the symptoms of dementia and gain a wide range of health benefits.
What Are The Carers’ Notes For?
Each edition of the Daily Sparkle comes with carers notes to help staff by providing a little background information to that day’s content. Young carers and those from different cultures appreciate this additional information which they can use to make better conversation with their clients.
What Are The Benefits For Our Staff?
It adds greatly to the general ambience of your Home and makes a positive difference to staff morale and job satisfaction. It also adds an element of fun and interest for both clients and staff and acts as a catalyst for interesting conversations in which both parties benefit.
How Is The Weekly Version Different?
The weekly version has 10 pages and is a digest of the best of the week’s Daily Sparkles. Some Homes prefer to use the weekly version in facilitated group reminiscence sessions. Others make it a treat for clients; their own ‘Sunday Paper’.
Is There A Contract To Sign?
No. Your subscription can be cancelled by simply giving us 30 days notice.
How Do You Deliver The Sparkle To Us?
They are sent to you electronically via email in batches of 7 days and sent several days in advance of the publication date.
How Many Copies Should We Print Out?
Usually there are a few clients who like their own copy. Giving a copy to the care staff is also good as they can read it to those clients who can no longer read. One colour copy placed by the Visitors’ Book is also a good idea.
Who Are Everyday Miracles?
The Daily Sparkle is a non-for-profit Social Enterprise product developed by Everyday Miracles Ltd., a company that has been producing activity products and services for the elderly for nearly 5 years. Our commitment is to truly serve the needs of older people and the care home industry.
Why Is It Better Than Using A History Book?
There are several reasons; Daily newspapers are, of themselves, something very familiar to your clients. They have probably read a daily newspaper every day of their adult lives until recently. Because it is daily clients can build up positive anticipation - it is something to look forward to. The articles are about their small everyday life matters. It is these intimate details of life that provide the most effective reminiscence experiences. The articles are short and are written in a warm, neighbourly way, thus inducing feelings of connection and friendship.
Why Is the Daily Sparkle Customised?
It makes a statement of care beyond the norm. Your clients will enjoy feeling special - feeling it has been created especially for them. It also enhances your Home’s status with the CQC and with your potential clients.
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