The sensory functions of elders decline as they grow older. Sensory activities improve the emotional and physical health of people living with dementia.
In nursing homes and other long term care facilities, the morning and afternoon coffee breaks are very special times when residents may welcome relatives and visitors to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee; strengthen friendships, and catch up with peers and staff.
These touchy-feely sensory pouches (also known as squish bags and sensory pads) are a wonderful way to explore the senses. They are also so easy to make! Making sensory pouches is a quick and inexpensive way to make an engaging and relaxing sensory activity for people living with dem
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Sensory stimulation with familiar scents. A fun activity for seniors and the elderly living with dementia.
Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of the senses such as taste, smell, sight, hearing, and touch. Sensory stimulation is a key component for improving the quality of life of people living with dementia.
For many seniors, sore feet are a part of daily life due to the wear and tear of years gone by. Delight your clients by introducing foot spa sessions into your Activity Program.
I have also introduced an activity called "Mindfulness". It is a tool used by psychologist to help people with anxiety, depression, stress and other such ailments.
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Provide residents with a sensory experience of warm scented washers using essential oil sweet orange.
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This is a great activity for sitting folks around a table reminiscing, uses all the senses!
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The sensory functions of elders decline as they grow older and this can impact on their feelings of well-being. Multi-sensory stimulation is becoming increasingly popular in nursing homes based on impressive results. Sensory activities contribute to the emotional and physical health of people living with dementia. Sensory activities can be non-verbal; thereby crossing cultural boundaries.
Stringing beads is a simple and affordable activity for seniors that produces beautiful and satisfying results. This activity can be adapted to suit people living with dementia.