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Diversional Therapist From Queensland, New Zealand

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Deborah 16th Jan 2022 Diversional Therapist

Tactile Reminiscing Ideas

Dementia care - I use the Kinetic Sand which comes with its own tray for easy use and cleanup. I do this as a one-on-one activity and we use the moulds to create a sandcastle, unicorn, turtle and crab. I also have a bag of shells that I collected from a local beach and we decorate the sand with those and reminisce about our days at the beach. Then we have a cone icecream.
Deborah 16th Jan 2022 Diversional Therapist

Remembering the clothesline

Hi, I expanded this Activity and strung a piece of string between two walkers and then grabbed some clean items from the Laundry and asked Residents to come up and peg them on the line - tea towel, socks, hankies. (Dementia Care)

It was quite amusing to see how each Resident hung the clothes. The colour of the pegs all had to co-ordinate for some of them also - I gave them a mixed colours bag of pegs to use.
Deborah 7th Jan 2022 Diversional Therapist

Woolworths Lego Bricks for Dementia Care

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Lego Bricks
Deborah 7th Jan 2022 Diversional Therapist


Hi to all. What a great website Golden Carers is. In New Zealand our local supermarket recently had a Lego Brick collection happening. When you spent $30 you got a pack of bricks. You could also purchase the starter pack for $10 which give you the base and the actual store frontage. I got everyone I new interested enough to start collecting the Bricks. All the double ups were given to a local kindergarten. The outcome - Well, talk about totally engaged. We first built up the shelves and then put the fridges and freezers into place. Because there were also some minatures of dog food, milk, shampoo, bananas etc all made from plastic, I wrote up 2 different shopping lists. We then had to look through all the aisles and find each item and if we could, physically put it into the trolley. I had complete engagement for over 1 hour and could not be more pleased. Next, I am going to print out a recipe and see if they can gather and find all of the ingredients on the list.