We have a dementia specific wing in our hostel which has some residents who the Lifestyle team believed would benefit from some sort of sensory 'settler', especially in the afternoons during sundowning.
So, we came up with the idea of sewing a Sensory Quilt for their lap which we place on their lap when they are getting agitated or restless.
The quilts were cut and tacked during a sewing session and one of the residents sewed it all together.
She added zips, assorted types of material, wooden beads, roping, ribbon etc to add to the tactility of the quilt.
I have attached a photo of the completed quilt and am very proud of our residents.