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Dementia Activities

from Golden Carers

What's In the Bag

Reminiscence game for the elderly and those with dementia. Chose a colorful bag, something that catches the eye, silk, or any other fabric that feels good to the touch. You don`t want to be able to see through the bag. Find random objects, such as kitchen utensils, keys, padlock. Ideal reminiscing game for seniors.

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Sensory Stimulation for Dementia Care

Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of the senses such as taste, smell, vison, hearing, and touch. Sensory stimulation enables us to engage with the environment and communicate in multiple and complex ways.

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Working with sensorial materials allows children to classify the things around them. Completing these types of sorting activities will ultimately prepare them for reading and mathematics.

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Tried this from a Pin I saw and it went well! Taped off pieces of boards and my residents painted

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Doll Therapy and Dementia

Doll Therapy can provide satisfaction and comfort to people with dementia or Alzheimers. It provides them with the opportunity to nurture and satisfy an emotional need that wouldn’t be fulfilled otherwise.

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Junk Drawer - an activity where the person with dementia can "help you find items that you've lost in the drawer." Make a list of what's in the drawer, much like you would a word search puzzle, and ask the person to help you locate the items.

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from Little Bins for Little Hands

Balloon Tennis Indoor Gross Motor Play Activity

Balloon Tennis Gross Motor Play Activity (this is fun...I made paddles with paper plates stapled to a large tongue depressor....kids loved it!)

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Dementia Activities: Keeping Occupied and Stimulated Can Improve Their Quality of Life (Dementia Caregivers Guide, Dementia Care) by Natalie Johnson, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PPE32OC/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Nvaewb121SQMN

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Memory Care activity for men with Alzheimer's Disease &/or other dementias. Easily assembled, there is no "wrong" way to put the pieces together. Materials cost under $20 | 1-1/2" PVC, I bought 5' and cut it into segments of various size to fit in $3 Walmart plastic toolbox. Bought some joints to fit and a rubber mat to keep pieces from rolling off the table. Pieces are just the right size for arthritic hands to grasp.

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After being alerted to this poster The Caregiver's 10 Commandments via the University of Tasmania's Understanding Dementia MOOC Facebook page, which is helpful, but also hard to do, I found the art...

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