Actively Engaged is a place on our website where people who care for older people can find high quality, easy-to-read, practical help and advice.
It was put together by Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) together with local authorities and independent groups who also provide care for older people.
The tools and techniques can be used in hospital, in day care settings in the community, in care homes and in a person’s own home.
It is based on ‘Make every moment count’, a Scottish national guide that values everyday activity and has five key messages:
You can read more about how to make every moment count, here.
Websites you can use to help engage older people in meaningful activity
Dementia Managed Knowledge Network (Dementia MKN) - Scottish Social Service Councill
British Journal of Mental Health Nursing article - Bored to death: Tackling lack of activity in care homes, written by Andrea Boyd, Joanne Payne, Catriona Hutcheson, Sheena Bell http://www.bjmhn.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=96004;article=BJMHN_1_4_232_237
Resources that you can order at our online library and health information shop
Canny cooking - heat retention cookery (HRC)