The sensory functions of elders decline as they grow older. Sensory activities improve the emotional and physical health of people living with dementia.
Sensory stimulation with familiar scents. A fun activity for seniors and the elderly living with dementia.
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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.
Sensory salt Garden can assist with behaviours and also serves as a communication tool, along with making your home smell wonderful. Let the imagination run free.
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Wind chimes have been around for hundreds of years. They have been known to have a healing effect on the mind; reducing stress and promoting relaxation and creativity.