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Activities & Resources for Caregivers, Students, & Recreation Professionals
Use one-on-one visits to respond to the needs of those who avoid social settings. One-on-one visits provide caregivers with the opportunity to develop rapport and trust with individuals.
Maintaining a weather station is an absorbing activity suitable for any time of the year.10 Comments
Most long term care facilities have some residents who are ‘loners’ or ‘introverts’; they enjoy being in their bedrooms and do not often pursue interaction with others.6 Comments
As a way to reach those residents who do not enjoy group activities we have created a mobile library.1 Comment Member Submitted
Our rec staff have a lolly/treat trolley (a bit like a pink lady trolley in the hospitals).
It is not uncommon for seniors living in assisted-living facilities to lack mental stimulation and social contact.6 Comments
Beautiful scrapbooks made from recycled magazines. Make them to suit the interests of individuals. Thanks Kellie for this wonderful activity!13 Comments Member Submitted Alzheimer's
Validation of feelings. Stimulate memory.
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.1 Comment Alzheimer's
Improve dexterity (grasping objects) and practice decision-making.2 Comments Alzheimer's
For facilities that have people from a cultural and linguistic diverse background (CALD) it is a good idea to make a 'Radio Guide' with musical and talk-shows programs to suit each individual.1 Comment
Promote cognitive well being, provide fun and enjoyment, and establish old roles.
Suitable to clients in first stage dementia (small objects are dangerous for later stages).Alzheimer's
Provide sensory stimulation and enjoyment, ideal activity for Mother's Day8 Comments Alzheimer's
Make clients feel special and keep hands and nails clean.11 Comments Alzheimer's
Calm the mind and cleanse the spirit with essential oils
Sensory stimulation. Reduce stiffness. A good alternative if your client cannot use the bath.1 Comment
Time out to relax and quiet the mind. A simple and effective way to use essential oils.
Sensory stimulation through the use of essential oilsAlzheimer's
Reinforce self-worth. Validation1 Comment
Engagement of residents in tasks they used to do in their own home. A very calming activity.15 Comments Alzheimer's
Provide bed ridden clients with a feeling of enjoyment and well being3 Comments Alzheimer's
Stringing beads is a simple and affordable activity for seniors that produces beautiful and satisfying results.4 Comments