What is the Goal of the Peer Project?
The goal of the PEER Project is to improve the quality of life of persons with memory issues
by creating an app that enables residents to lead activities for their peers.
How Would My Family Member Be Involved?
Your loved one will be invited to participate in group activities twice per week. During the activity sessions, he/she will engage in activities specially designed to be appropriate for persons with memory issues.. The activity sessions will typically last 30-45 minutes and be overseen by a staff member who has experience working with persons with memory issues.
Which Activities Are Being Developed?
The activities being developed in the study are designed specifically for use with persons with memory issues. More specifically, the six activities to be used in the study will be Sort It Out!™ (a discussion activity in which people sort images and words into different categories), Hearthside Book Club® (a reading and discussion activity that includes very large print text), Lingo Bingo™ (an activity that is a combination of bingo, trivia, and tic-tac-toe), Critic’s Corner (an activity that allows participants to discuss famous works of art.), Quote Vote (and activity that presents participants with brief, dementia-appropriate quotes about love, nature, family, beauty, etc. RPs vote on whether they like the quote and then discuss it.),
Will My Family Member Be Required to Participate Each Time an Activity Session is Scheduled?
Each time an activity is offered, your family member will be able to decide if he/she wishes to participate. If your loved one is tired or simply doesn't feel like taking part, he/she can skip that interview. Your loved one will never be forced to do anything he/she doesn't want to do.
How Do I Learn More and/or Enroll My Loved One in the Study?
To learn more about the study, click on the link below to access the consent form. If you are ready to enroll your loved one, you can digitally sign the consent form on any device.
PEER: Purposeful Engagement for Every Resident®
Hearthstone, 7 Wainwright Rd, #35, Winchester, MA 01890
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