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Write Home on your FlipChart/Easel

Ask for a volunteer to come up and help you write.

Use the tonme of your voice to elicit words, feelings, thoughts from your audience that come to mind when they hear the word Home.

Have your volunteer write them down. Thank them.

Never try and get certain answers and write down all that you hear/or repoeat for your writer.

Then discuss the fact that when a person with dementia says, " I want to go home. " It might mean the home where they live now. It might mean where they lived prior to the place they are now. It might mean a place 20, 30 or 40 years ago. or It might be that feeling that home gives. Warmth . Security. Comfort. Comfy clothes. Food. Pets Whatever the answers were from your audience

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