TTAP with Geriatric Patients


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TTAP with Geriatric Patients

  1. 1. Halloween Themed Activities for Geriatric Patients Jessica Schmidt
  2. 2. <ul><li>My program involves geriatric patient(s) participating in Halloween themed activities. </li></ul><ul><li>The instructor uses music, sculpture, imagery, movement, food, a word program, photography and a themed event to implement the TTAP method. </li></ul><ul><li>The TTAP method correlates to therapeutic recreation because it is enhancing the patients five domains in the areas of cognitive, social, physical, spiritual, and emotional. </li></ul><ul><li>The participant(s) will use the mind, improve social skills, learn to be more creative, develop physical abilities through movement, apply internal reflection, and be able to be more expressive towards others. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Goals: <ul><li>The geriatric population has a lower physical activeness and stamina. The movement program will assist in the physical abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition is decreasing and through this program they will be able to use their minds more. Hopefully the cognitive abilities will increase. </li></ul><ul><li>The patient(s) will find happiness through new and creative programs. </li></ul><ul><li>This population is more reserved so through the special event activity, the patient(s) will socialize more often. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step 1: Theme Halloween Activities for Geriatrics <ul><li>My program involves geriatric patient(s) participating in Halloween themed activities. </li></ul><ul><li>The instructor starts off the program by asking the participant(s), “What are your favorite things about Halloween?” and “What do you remember about Halloween as a child?” Then the patient(s) inform the instructor of their favorite things and memories about Halloween. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 2: Music Sounds of Halloween <ul><li>The music played is scary noises and songs related to Halloween. </li></ul><ul><li>The patient(s) will listen to the music and reflect on their childhood memories. </li></ul><ul><li>This activity will stimulate cognition by having patient(s) reflect back to past memories of the Halloween season. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 3: Imagery Halloween Pictures <ul><li>After listening to the music, the patient(s) are asked to draw a picture of something that reminds them of Halloween or a memory of Halloween. </li></ul><ul><li>The participant(s) are asked to be creative and use their imagination. The patient(s) can add as much as desired to their picture to better create a memorable and decorative image. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 4: Movement Dancing to Halloween music <ul><li>Participant(s) will dance to Halloween music at the Halloween party. </li></ul><ul><li>This will benefit the partcipant(s) because dancing is an excellent form of exercise and will make the patient(s) more mobile. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 5: Sculpture Halloween Figure <ul><li>During this activity, the patient(s) will use play-doh to sculpt a figure that reminds them of Halloween. </li></ul><ul><li>The participant(s) can use different colors to better create a more lifelike Halloween figure. </li></ul><ul><li>This helps in cognitive thinking because the patient(s) have to be able to remember and then sculpt things from this particular holiday. The patient(s) have to be able to remember what images represent Halloween. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 6: Word Program Scary Stories <ul><li>From the sculpture project, the patient(s) will listen to scary stories. </li></ul><ul><li>The instructor of the activity will pause during the story to ask the patient(s) ideas and comments about the story and possible endings. </li></ul><ul><li>This activity will assist in improving cognitive and social skills because the patient(s) will use his/her mind, which will improve his/her interaction habits. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Step 7: Food Program Halloween Candy <ul><li>In this program, Halloween Candy will be handed out to the participant(s). </li></ul><ul><li>Different candy will be brought in, in order to include patient(s) in the Halloween traditions and to bring back the memories of the Halloween holiday. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a fun and traditional way to enjoy Halloween like the way it was enjoyed in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>The food (candy) activity can be discussed amongst the participant(s) and the instructor. The food can be a topic of conversation (ex: what was their favorite candy, the neighborhood they trick-or-treated in, etc.) for the patient(s). This will enhance cognitive skills and social abilities. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Step 8: Photography Picture with handmade mask <ul><li>The instructor will take a picture of the patient(s) with the handmade mask created. </li></ul><ul><li>After the picture is taken, it will be placed in a frame. The patient(s) will receive a frame that can be decorated with assorted art materials. This will enhance creativity and cognitive thought. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Step 9: Special Event Halloween Party with other patients <ul><li>The special event will include the patient(s) participating in the festivities of the Halloween party program. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be music, dancing, decorations, food and much more. </li></ul><ul><li>This program will enhance social skills between the participant(s) and other patients attending the Halloween party program. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>This program is a fun and creative learning experience for geriatric patients. This method of themed programming is an excellent way for patients to improve their skills cognitively, socially, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. My program demonstrated that if the patient participates, the program will definitely improve the participant(s) weak areas in the domains. </li></ul><ul><li>The art activities and photography program topped off the experience with the patient(s) not only leaving the activity being able to recall what they learned, but also being able to reflect on the happy experience that they were apart of. </li></ul>
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