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JD 6th Mar 2019 Program Director
Would love to see some more group activities for much more moderate levels of Alzheimer's and Dementia that cannot follow detailed instructions but would still like more adult, not child like, activities.
Solange 7th Mar 2019 Diversional Therapist
Hi, JD, you could try activities that need very little instructions like when the group can use self-expression and strive towards independence with the material/tools available. In a group setting offer some air clay for them to mold the way they want to or set up a tea/coffee table where they can serve themselves a drink. It will give them a wonderful sense of satisfaction.
Some activities that needs minimal instructions:
Songs reminiscing
Ball playing: volleyball, bouncing balloons to each other
Sitting exercises
Painting - water colouring/mosaics
Beading (jewelry making)
Pet interaction
By the way JD, there are some ‘childlike’ characteristics that are conducive to a better life. Elders should be encouraged to give themselves permission to be childlike (not childish) and recapture the sense of fun, curiosity and wonder.
Susan 8th Mar 2019 Activity Director
Do you have an issue we can help you with ??
Susan 9th Mar 2019 Activity Director
This is it always a fun activity
Any music activity is good
Here are some ideas
Is there a specific game type you have in mind ?
There are so many ideas and golden Carers
Jacqulyn 1st May 2021 Activity Program Coordinator
Alz and Dem Residents, in smaller groups, 10-15 minutes so you can catch more groups if you are working by yourself. 3 groups within an hour 3 times a week.
Susan 1st May 2021 Activity Director
Thank you Jacqulyn for this information

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