Physical treatment by individuals with dementia. Exercises Phase 4 (Rakt-scheme) for individuals with dementia

van de Rakt, Jan and Mccarthy-Grunwald, Steven ORCID logo ORCID: (2019) Physical treatment by individuals with dementia. Exercises Phase 4 (Rakt-scheme) for individuals with dementia. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, 9 (20). pp. 2054-2091.

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In this phase of the “Rakt scheme” people have still the ability to walk. Maybe not without an aid outdoor but there are an lot of possibilities to exercises. This is an very important phase because the people with dementia has an limited capacity of their brain and in this phase the possibilities of movement are still good possible. The fact that the need an aid outdoor give an border on that capacity of the brain and we must try to exercises against that border. But without overstep that border. That will have an negative effect on especially people with dementia. Let this people never fail but let them always feel that they have done well . We translate that often in : “Let them win !” This message give also to the others in their environment because that makes life easier. In this phase is often the greatest problem to get “in the Home” and accepted. In the Netherlands we use the EDOMAH approach and go with the people in an conversation in their home and ask what they want. And through this approach will the start be small but when the therapist is “one of them”, is influence can be very great.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology
Publisher: Societcientifica Riabilitazione e Posturologia dello Sport
ISSN: 2385-1988
Departments: Institute of Health > Rehabilitation and Sport Science
Additional Information: Steve McCarthy-Grunwald MSc BSc RMN is Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing with Dementia Specialty, University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2023 11:03
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2024 19:37


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