Monday, March 29, 2010
It's never too late...
Old people and the digital age? For some the two just don't go together. Put a computer in front of an old person and they have no idea how anything works. Or so the theory goes.
But there's another approach, one that Marty Bullis talks about in a brief article on the Leadership Journal online.
Marty works as a chaplain in a Presbyterian nursing home, and wherever he goes, he takes his laptop with him. Using pictures familiar to people who have Alzheimer's, he's been able to improve some of their ability to remember; using hymns in large print, he's been able to get some people to sing along; and he's even got some of the old men 'driving' on the computer with simulated driving games.
An innovative approach to chaplaincy.
Photo by Pedro Ribeiro Simoes