People tend to avoid discussing topics that may be sensitive or offensive, such as death and dying, health issues, religion, politics, and personal losses. It is best to focus on more uplifting topics such as family memories, hobbies, current events and other general interests.
An Activity Director at a nursing home can help facilitate healthy conversations between family and residents by providing activities or topics that promote positive communication. They can also encourage open dialogue by providing resources or materials, such as books, magazines or articles, to spark conversations about meaningful topics. Additionally, an activity director may create opportunities for residents to interact with each other and their families in a more relaxed and social atmosphere.