The benefits of sensory activities in dementia care cannot be underestimated.
It can be as simple as taking your resident to the garden or using a diffuser with some lavender and geranium essential oils in the sitting room.
Comfort activities for dementia care are simple and fail-proof sensory activities that re-establish old roles or bring back happy memories from times gone by. Comfort activities can provide immense enjoyment and dramatically improve mood and well-being.
Place comfort activity props throughout the living areas of your facility so that they are visible and easily accessed.
Below are some examples of easy comfort activities for people living with dementia.:
Give your full attention to the person you are with; remember that 90% of communication is non-verbal;
Break down activities into simple, manageable steps.
Concentrate on the task at hand and avoid distractions;