Dementia Activities and Games: Play or Learning?

April 29, 2019
Hosted by Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

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This show started when I first encountered Ginny Rosen, who is selling toys to help people with dementia, called the "Brainy Day Activity Program" through HippocampusHQ.com. I was fascinated that activities and games were being developed to help improve the quality of life of Alzheimer's patients. From there I met Jeannie Flossie and Lyn Hilgenberg, who are my guests for this program talking all about dementia and how play increases the quality of life for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients--just like it does for all of us! What can you add to this discussion and what would you like to know? Join us by listening and calling in at 866-472-9752.

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Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

Leanne Meier has worked for forty years as an RN on a variety of hospital units including ICU, Hospice, Med/Surg, Obstetrics and Education Department. She worked with a team to opened the first Single-room Maternity Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also managed Labor and Delivery-Post Partum for five years. She was a Human Resources Recruiter coordinating the advertising for open positions of four hospital sites for five years. Leanne led a team during a closure of two hospitals and managed information classes, assisted with placement of laid off workers and fought for fair and respectful treatment of employees while working closely with the State of Minnesota Services. Leanne has also served as a trainer for 15 years with Talent Development researching, designing and training specialized programs. Leanne’s extensive experience includes 17 years of management experience teaching staff how to deal with conflict resolution. She also consulted with mediated conflicts between managers, employees, teams and individuals. She graduated from St. Luke’s Nursing in Duluth in 1976, and completed her BSN at Metro State University in 1997. Leanne attended Hamline University in St. Paul for two years toward a Masters in Writing. She also completed a program with “The Coaches Training Institute” for Personal Coaching. She opened her own business to do classes for the community and currently teaches an RN Refresher course for ten weeks, three times a year, which she has done since 2014.

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