TAL #026 MINDY BOLTON

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Fun and creativity in communication
  • What got Mindy interested in working with persons living with dementia
  • Forgetting reality in the midst of connecting 
  • Playscriptions + Peacescriptions: what the heck they are and why you'll want them
  • The magically powerful tool of "the wink"
  • Ways to communicate non-verbally with a person living with dementia
  • Body scanning as a means to get out of your head
  • Breath-work as a way to get through difficult conversations
  • Thumb wars and the surprising time to initiate them
  • Creating switch points to redirect conversations
  • Being aware of the energy you bring into every situation
  • Recommendations for at-home family caregivers
  • Why Mindy sees us living in the age of enlightenment
  • Why play would reduce the use of psychotropic drugs in care communities
  • The strength of human connections

QUOTES OF NOTE:

What if we looked at play as a dose of something that is good for our health?
— Mindy Bolton
If you start to practice inserting play where you can, you actually start to live a life where you start to recognize that almost nothing is really that serious.
— Mindy Bolton
We all smile, we all breathe, we all want love.
— Mindy Bolton

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Email Mindy at yesandthankyou@gmail.com

Wonders in Dementia Land book

 

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