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Glenda 15th Nov 2012

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We are looking for activities for active men with dementia, they can do by themselves safely with minimal supervision to give them an interest.
Helen 15th Nov 2012
I just made up a new Sensory box-tactile/visual/reminisce.
Theme "Holidays".Use a picnic basket. put in things to remind people of holidays. pair of bathers, goggles, torch, skipping rope, ping pong bat, tent pegs, photos etc. Or you can just fill a box with things relating to men
.The resident can pick something from the basket/box, then encourage them to talk about it.
I had a fantastic response from this.
Lyn 15th Nov 2012
A fishing line with a magnet on the end of the line to atach itself to a fish with a magnet in a large blue bucket would be good for them and then if the fish are the same color of the real thing, it ends up with a guesing game with the fish.
Solange 16th Nov 2012
Hi Glenda, try 'furniture rejuvenation'; look for a couple chairs a little worse for wear and ask residents to sand them (sanding block id ideal)until they are smooth and ready to be painted. Ask another resident without dementia to paint them later. Another thing to try is Leggo Duplo building blocks, despite being a childrens game, building blocks can entertain and enhance creativity. Leggo Duplo can be bought second-hand on E-Bay or ask for donation in your next newsletter.

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