Kim Alpert is a Diversional Therapist and Montessori Accredited Trainer with
seven years’ experience dealing with dementia specific clients. Kim provides
unique therapies that addresses each client’s specific needs in the comfort
of their home and provides loved ones with the necessary emotional support
as dementia has an effect on the entire family.
Necessary tools are provided to empower clients to remain independent
for longer while maintaining their dignity. Kim personally trains all involved
with her clients on how to deal with complex behavioural patterns. Kim is
also involved in training and assisting nursing homes in providing cutting edge
ideas for their diversional therapy programs which are both therapeutic as
well as enjoyable to enhance the quality of their residents’ life.
Holistic approaches that Kim employs includes: cognitive stimulation,
gentle exercise, creative therapy, sensory therapy, cultural/spiritual wellbeing
and socialisation to ensure a happier and healthier lifestyle while having fun
through meaningful activity.
“Persons affected with dementia are no different to you or me; they have
the same needs to feel loved and wanted and to be treated with dignity and
respect,” says Kim.
“It’s not how long we live but rather the quality of how we live. Enhancing
quality of life and nurturing the soul is paramount.”
Diversional therapy helps empower clients into feeling once again in
control, and agitation and anxieties are reduced and therefore provide a
positive outcome for the individual and their loved ones.