Here's how to help someone feel in control of their life and valued as a person with a history.

Here's how to help someone feel in control of their life and valued as a person with a history.

During your working hours, you will see many clients outside of programmed activities; seize the opportunity and engage with them. It will only take a minute or two and can transform someone's state of mind and lift their spirits more than you can imagine.

Two Minute Activities for Dementia Care

During your working hours, you will see many clients outside of programmed activities; seize the opportunity and engage with them. It will only take a minute or two and can transform someone's state of mind and lift their spirits more than you can imagine.

Dementia activities help the person structure the day, give sense of purpose, and can help decrease behaviors.  Appropriate activities can help ease the job for caregivers.

Dementia activities help the person structure the day, give sense of purpose, and can help decrease behaviors. Appropriate activities can help ease the job for caregivers.

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.

What's In the Bag

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.

Speechy Musings: A how-to post on how to make a memory and orientation post! Includes a printable you can purchase to easily make your own!

Speechy Musings: A how-to post on how to make a memory and orientation post! Includes a printable you can purchase to easily make your own!

Add fun and a giggle to a favourite activity with these light, hand-shaped balloon swatters which make a great chair exercise activity for people with memory loss and confusion! Our Balloon Fly Swat Activity is fast becoming one of our most popular dementia activities.

Add fun and a giggle to a favourite activity with these light, hand-shaped balloon swatters which make a great chair exercise activity for people with memory loss and confusion! Our Balloon Fly Swat Activity is fast becoming one of our most popular dementia activities.

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.

Sensory Stimulation for Dementia Care

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.

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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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.

Deck of Cards Match Game - Busy Bag Idea - super simple! Great idea for those decks where few cards are missing!

Deck of Cards Match Game - Busy Bag Idea

Deck of Cards Match Game - Busy Bag Idea - super simple! Great idea for those decks where few cards are missing!

20 activities for the elderly with dementia. The following ideas may be used on a one-to-one basis and others may be suitable for small groups depending on their abilities. These dementia activities are designed to promote and maintain existing skills.

20 Practical Activities for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease

20 activities for the elderly with dementia. The following ideas may be used on a one-to-one basis and others may be suitable for small groups depending on their abilities. These dementia activities are designed to promote and maintain existing skills.

Paint Chip Color Matching Game...great idea for nursing home activity @credits4kim

Paint Chip Color Matching Game...great idea for nursing home activity @credits4kim

Button Sorting Cups - What a brilliant idea.Adding this to our collection of activities to promote fine-motor skills and color recognition!

23 Outdoor Party Games

Button Sorting Cups - What a brilliant idea.Adding this to our collection of activities to promote fine-motor skills and color recognition!

7 Stages of Alzheimers Disease InfographicPinned by OTToolkit.com. Treatment plans and patient handouts for the OT working with physical disabilities and geriatrics..

7 Stages of Alzheimers Disease Infographic

7 Stages of Alzheimers Disease InfographicPinned by OTToolkit.com. Treatment plans and patient handouts for the OT working with physical disabilities and geriatrics..

Adapting and modifying games for seniors is necessary for all sorts of different reasons. As well as for those living with dementia, games need to be modified for those who use wheelchairs and those with impaired vision or sensory loss.

Games for People Living with Dementia

Adapting and modifying games for seniors is necessary for all sorts of different reasons. As well as for those living with dementia, games need to be modified for those who use wheelchairs and those with impaired vision or sensory loss.

Love these from Target - great for #dementia

Love these from Target - great for #dementia

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.

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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