What is the IPPI Program?

Direct care workers often find it challenging to engage residents living with dementia in satisfying day-to day activities. The Individualized Positive Psychosocial Interaction (IPPI) guides direct care workers as they engage people living with dementia in positive ways that enhance wellbeing and address behavioral responses. Research shows that nursing home residents experience more pleasure, alertness, engagement, and positive verbal behavior with IPPI activities.

IPPI kits and training videos show effective techniques to lead brief personal care and leisure activities specially designed for people living with dementia. The program uses data nursing home providers already collect in order to tailor activities to resident preferences. This flexible person-centered approach can be implemented meaningfully into daily care.