As one of the leading innovative aging services organizations, Eliza Jennings was the first to offer SAIDO Learning® in the United States.
The following information reflects many of the positive outcomes and results achieved through SAIDO Learning.
Review the case studies below…
Mary is playing bingo on her own and is less depressed and anxious, no longer crying and calling out.
Mary is being social; she does not have to be guided step-by-step; she is able to concentrate long enough to play the game; she is engaged with others; she’s learning to manage her emotions better.
Molly’s daughter reported that her mother is calling her, is sounding happier and is talking on the phone longer.
Molly formed an intention to act and she initiated the call; the conversation is real and no longer a monologue; there’s emotional content to the conversation.
My mother began SAIDO Learning at Devon Oaks on July 10, nearly five months ago. She may have been slow to start, but I want to share some of the improvements I’ve noticed within the past several weeks.
One of the first things I noticed is she can recite the names of her grandchildren with no prompting. Previously, she would ask me, “Who are Rick’s/David’s kids?” And, she now refers to the daughters-in-law by first name instead of asking, who is his wife? (no laughing)
One of my brothers lives in California. When he visits, Mom always addresses him by our other brother’s name and I am always correcting her. We talked with her son this week and she addressed him by his real name right away. My brother was startled. And now, instead of asking what his profession is, Mom will ask me, “He’s a marketing director, right?”
Mom frequently asks, “Can we go out to eat sometime?” and my normal response is, “sure” and I leave it at that because I know that thought goes away. Recently when she suggested we go out for supper on that particular evening, I said, “sure” and left it at that. When I arrived to visit Mom at 7:30 that night, the receptionist inquired if I told my mom I would take her out to eat. When I answered that we had no firm plans, she told me that my mother was sitting in the lobby at 5:00pm, with her coat on, waiting for me to pick her up. No more little white lies!
This past weekend, we DID go out to eat and mom ordered her usual cheeseburger. When the server placed the food in front of her, Mom picked up a knife and cut the sandwich in half. I was amazed because previously, mom would look at the food and wait for me to ask, “Can I cut that for you?”