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Francis 28th Oct 2016

Posted in Catch Phrases Quiz

My residents love these Quizzes. they are usually a daily thing. So good for their thinking skills!
Solange 28th Oct 2016

Posted in Read Aloud Activities for the Elderly

Hi Jennifer, thanks for sharing.
Kathleen 28th Oct 2016

Posted in Match Songs with Movies

a cd of the songs would be great and easy to use
Heather 28th Oct 2016

Posted in Trivia with Exercise

This sounds like a great idea. I am going to try this out for my evening program. My residents like trivia so giving it a twist will be so much fun.
Brenda 28th Oct 2016

Posted in Match Songs with Movies

It looks like you have the list movies but we need to download songs?
Jennifer 27th Oct 2016

Posted in Read Aloud Activities for the Elderly

I am a therapist with the geriatric population at a state mental hospital. This is made up of dementia patients as well as those with other illnesses. Reading to them is very relaxing to them as well as me. I have a large collection of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. I have found the stories very well taken by the patients and the stories are not long. There is a very large collection (100+) books to choose from. I highly recommend them!
Madonna 26th Oct 2016

Posted in Fun Riddle 27

This has to be up the top of my Golden Carers Hit list! Great for the mildly cognitively impaired who still want the stimulation and engagement. Keep them coming
Jenny 26th Oct 2016

Posted in Tongue Twisters

So funny, I must try these soon, I am still laughing.
Judith 26th Oct 2016

Posted in Mosaic Saucepan Rest

Your activities are great,I use them with my activity group they love them.
Yass Valley Aged Care 25th Oct 2016

Posted in Herb Brooms for Halloween

this was great to do
Amanda 25th Oct 2016

Posted in Giant Snakes and Ladders for any size group

Where did you purchase your game board? Cost?
Carol 25th Oct 2016

Posted in TV & Movie Quiz 1

You can Google the actors/actresses names and print their photos from Google Images.
karen 25th Oct 2016

Posted in Sing-Along with Picture Cards

Great Material ...Thank you .Does anyone have links to more international songs for this sing along and pictures idea?
Chime 25th Oct 2016

Posted in Scent Guessing

I have made play dough and mixed in baking flavours and colours like caramel, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint and vanilla. They were great to make shapes from too adding a 'touch' element. I put them in separate zipper plastic bags for a 'what do they remind you of..' Reminiscence session.
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Anglicare - Karen 24th Oct 2016

Posted in Pancake treat

What a good idea. I've been looking at our start of year calendars for next year and our Bus Outing day falls on Shrove Tuesday. I didn't even think to cook our own. I was going to try to find a place that would be willing to put on a "Pancake Buffet" with lots of toppings available. Kind of like an Ice cream bar but with pancakes. Maybe I'll do it myself though :)

Danielle, Lifestyle Assistant
Anglicare - Karen 24th Oct 2016

Posted in Party Themes for Dementia Care

We are hosting a "Spring Picnic" on Thursday. Our disability group is going to help set up and there will be decorations and outdoor games. You're definitely right, it is easier to organise something with a theme. Will let everyone know how it goes.

Danielle, Lifestyle Assistant
Tranquillity 24th Oct 2016

Posted in Recycled Hanging Halloween Bats

Have made these residents enjoyed painting and putting eyes on.
have attached to a bamboo stick and will attach to ceiling
just love your site great ideas
Pechola 24th Oct 2016

Posted in TV & Movie Quiz 1

Are there any Pictures of the Actor so the People can look at them because my residents don't remember that well. So reading question and answer will not be very good for them they need something to see. Pictures will do better. Is there a sit that I can go on and get Old Picture of Actors/Actresses.
Pechola 24th Oct 2016

Posted in Match Pictures with Shows

love your Picture concept but do you have a category for hidden Pictures or it the same as Spot the difference
Barb 23rd Oct 2016

Posted in Round Robin Stories

I do this with a bit of a twist - I tell the residents we are at the airport and we can take a plane to wherever they want. They each pick a place and we discuss what we'd have to eat there, animals we'd see, climate, etc. It is wonderful when the 'journey' brings memories to the surface. Once one of the residents said we were going to New York City to see a Broadway show - we stayed on that one for a week discussing musicals, what we'd eat, who we might see etc. Fun.