Cares - Activities of Daily Living


Here’s your chance to “test drive” the CARES® Activities of Daily Living program. Simply click on each button to experience a few of the many screens included in this program. Each screen will automatically play a demonstration, so sit back and enjoy the ride!
The CARES® Approach is a respectful, thoughtful approach that can make life better for people with dementia and also make your job easier and more rewarding. In the first module of this program, users are introduced to four people living with dementia: Sam, Rosa, Edward, and Hattie. Learning details about each of their lives makes using the CARES Approach with them easier. Throughout the modules, specific examples of caring for Sam, Hattie, Edward and Rosa show how the CARES Approach can make activities of daily living meaningful and enjoyable.
Real-life video examples of specific ADL care appear throughout this program. After viewing a video, users are encouraged to reflect on what was done well and what could have been done better while keeping in mind the person-centered CARES® Approach.
Skills and abilities decline over time as people progress through the stages of dementia. This can sometimes make ADL-care more difficult. Throughout this program, users have the opportunity to learn about specific changes in activities of daily living at normal thinking and the early, mid, late and end stages of dementia.
Having concerns about assisting people who have dementia with activities of daily living is not unusual. Throughout this program, you have the opportunity to hear from caregivers about some typical concerns as well as some helpful responses.
This activity appears in every module giving you a chance to ask real-life experienced care providers, experts, and family members some of the most common questions about assisting people with dementia with a variety of activities of daily living.
Throughout CARES® Activities of Daily Living, unique opportunities are presented to help you recognize and evaluate various situations. This screen in the eating module, for example, asks you to take a look at some eating situations and then guides you on how to make improvements. Ultimately the goal is to make eating an easier and more pleasurable experience.