The Ask Annie app is designed for care workers. People living with dementia can sometimes demonstrate changed behaviours. Tasks like getting dressed, showering or preparing a meal can become confusing or unsafe. This can create stress for the person living with dementia, their family and the care worker. It can also impact the care worker’s time and ability to complete other tasks. Ask Annie is a mobile education app that helps care workers provide better support to people living with dementia.
The new body language module is one of five new free modules now available.
Let actions speak louder than words
The use of appropriate body language can help people living with dementia feel at ease, and help to build trust and connection. Positive body language can make all the difference when supporting a person to have a shower or even eating a meal.
The body language module explores the impact of:
It offers simple methods on how to adapt your approach to improve your day-to-day interactions with people living with dementia. Learn how to implement this in your day-to-day work for free on the Ask Annie app.
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