Dementia patients can benefit greatly from exposure to soothing and sensory environments.
Starting a Leisure & Lifestyle Program requires creative thinking and enthusiasm. Your main point of reference will be the assessment of your clients.
There are quite a number of ways to present this activity because any sort of picture or shape is suitable.
Matching colour games can be made from coloured buttons, milk bottle tops, coloured wooden blocks, pom-poms or you can recycle incomplete games such as chess.
Each resident will bring her own handbag to be cleaned-up. The idea is to have them engaging in cleaning up and talking about the contents of their handbags.
Opportunity to reminisce. Focus of interest outside routine.
Memory recall and reminiscing
Improve dexterity and promote dimension discerning
Suitable to clients in first stage dementia (small objects are dangerous for later stages).
Enhance memories and provide stimulation by utilising interesting textures.
Sensory stimulation through the use of essential oils
Promote friendship and stimulates physically.