Developing programs

Developing programs

Therapy for patients suffering from demency at the St. Donatus Hospital

After checking up the patient’s mental status and the severity of the demency a professional team of psychiatrists and clinical psychologists recommends a therapy associated with different methods concerning the further occupancy and excercises of the nursed one.

A therapy can be successful based on the healthy functions and characters despite the mental destruction.

The aim of the excercises is the strengthening of the existing abilities, uninjured functions, the mitigation of the losses caused by demency and the evasion of further destruction on their conditions.

During the generative-excercising programs the cerebration is stimulated by variable stimuli of the sense perception, which helps to preserve the existing cognitive functions, the processing of the brain information and the appearance of the adaptive answers.

A part of the occupancies are specific motion developing excercises. The aim of the motoric trainings is the preservation and sustaining of the physical fitness of mentally disordered patients, the strengthening of the vitality and concentration and the amelioration of the motion coordination.

Our professional entertaining-team with high-level practical knowledge provides help for patient with demency to maintain their self-sufficient abilities and quality of life in a way that they still keep their self-esteems and self-confidences.

We believe it is important to maintain a loving and caring environment during the excercises. We make our patients know, that they do not need to be ashamed if they have any black outs or problems in remembering, since all excercises serve the boost and preservation of their skills and abilities. By this we can avoid the sense of failure, the humiliation and raise the willingness of the participation at the excercises. During the occupancies we put a high importance on the proper, tender treatment, the tune and mood, the shaping of a supporting environment since we all know that the sense of love and security means the key of reaching the vitality and motivation of our patients.

By the nursing of patients with demency the role of the physical surroundinds is not negligible. This is way we tend to organize excercises in a firnedly and colorful environment, in rooms especially designed for such activities, respectively at spring and summer time bring patients out on the terasse to enjoy the time spent together in nature. We use variable, generative tools and special games, which stimulate the sense-organs.

In case of patients suffering from a moderate demency besides the specific cognitive deficit symptoms the self-sufficient ability is not injured. The goal of the generative-excercises is the amelioration of the moderately injured cognitive functions, besides the strengthening and preservation of the existing mental abilities, which delays the destruction of the patient’s condition.

We consider the tracking of the patient’s personality and emotional mood, the losing of anxiety and the ensuring of spiritual support to be our job. The psychologists of the institute provide help by talking sessions and relaxation therapies.

Besides the targeted generative-excercises our patients participate at creative, music, story-telling and bibliotherapy sessions on a weekly basis. Additionally, feasts, artistic performances, movie sessions, common cookings, walks and excursions enrich the everyday programs of our patients.

During the generative-excercises (cognitive training) the following ability-tones are to be improved:

  • Space perception, space orientation, improving of body sheme
The aim of the improvement: Developing of body sheme and orientation on the individual body. The recognition and definition of the main body parts. The evolvement of recognizing sides. Orientation on space. The understanding and adecvate use of directions and relativity concepts.
  • The amelioration of time perception, and orientation in time
The aim of the improvement: The amelioration of time perception and orientation in time. Orientation within a day, in the days of a week, month, seasons and calendar.
  • The amelioration of perception (visual, auditive, tactile)
The aim of the improvement: Recognition of colors, forms, differentiation shape-backgroung, similarity-difference, sizes. Recognition of sounds, differentiation sound, accusative differentiating excercises. Recognizing different forms and objects through differentiated touching.
  • Amelioration of attention and rememberings
The aim of the improvement: The maintenance of the exsisting attentional and memorial functions, the expansion of the content and obstinacy of attention, the evolvement of concentration, the improvement of the content and obstinacy short and long-term remembering.
  • Kinesthesia, amelioration of motion coordination
The aim of the improvement: The maintaining of the existing motion abilities and muscle power, the connection of the development of big movements with the improvement of specific parts of the learning activities, the improvement of motion coordination (both body parts, two hands, two legs hands and legs, eyes-hands and legs), the improvement of balance, the evolvement of the feeling of secureness.
  • Amelioration of manual and fine motor skills
The aim of the improvement: The evolvement of precision hold and snapping, the differentiation of fingers, the perfecting of hand use, improvement of coordination (visio-motoric coordination, coordination of both hands, coordination of fingers)
  • Amelioration of reasoning and thinking
The aim of the improvement: The improvement of abstract conceptual thinking: generalizing, making definitions, making conclusions, analysis-synthetis, recognizing the relation of whole-part, analoges, similarities-differences, highlighting essentials, problem-solving thiking, recognition of cause-effect, arithmetical thinking.
  • Amelioration of communication, linguistic expression abilities
The aim of the improvement: The improvement of the understanding of speaking. The support by linguistic epressions. The enrichment of active and passive vocabulary. The improvement of the movement of organs of speech. The amelioration of verbal and non-verbal communication. The sustaining of writing and reading skills.

Weekly schedule for excercises to patients with demency:
 Monday  Program
09.30 - 10.30 Generative exercise-cognitive training: motion development with music
10.30 - 11-30 Creative excercises
15.00 - 16.00 Bibliotherapy excercises
16.00 - 17.30 
Movie session
Tuesday Program
09.30 - 10.30 Generative excercises-cognitive training
10.30 - 11-30 Motion developing training
15.00 - 16.00 Music therapy
16.00 - 17.00 
Game therapy
Wednesday Program
09.30 - 10.30 Generative excercises-cognitive training: Common training, playful motion developing excercises
10.30 - 11-30 Creative excercises
15.00 - 16.00 Bibliotherapy excercises
16.00 - 17.30 
Movie session
Thursday Program
09.30 - 10.30 Generative excercises-cognitive training: Motion developing with music
10.30 - 11-30 Story therapy
14.30 - 17.30 
Outdoor activities: walk, excursion, cooking
Friday Program
09.30 - 10.30 Generative excercises-cognitive training: Motion developing training
10.30 - 11-30 Story therapy
14.30 - 17.30 Art performances, festive and gala events
Saturday, Sunaday
09.00 - 10.00 Motion developing training
10.00 - 11.00 Church service
15.00 - 17.00 Movie session, game therapy

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