Limit yourself to basic pleasures.
When devising activities for individuals with Alzheimer's, it is often best to keep things simple and uncomplicated. Feeding birds, and fish at a nearby park can be a delightful and effortless activity for someone with Alzheimer's. Another idea is to read a favourite book aloud, taking turns. This can be an effortless way to stimulate their mind and provide the pleasure of reading a beloved book.
Engage in listening to music.
Research have demonstrated that listening to music can aid individuals with Alzheimer's in recollecting events, people, and places from their past. Moreover, music can be a means of encouraging seniors to move around through dance or singing. Music can be tailored to suit your requirements, with sing-along activities, uplifting and motivational melodies, or calming sounds that can all
contribute to your daily routine.
Engage in cooking/baking and cleaning.
Transforming everyday, routine chores into activities that a person with Alzheimer's can assist with is possible. Tasks such as peeling, mashing, and mixing are typically safe and can make your loved one feel useful. Even if they only help with measuring or fetching ingredients, involving a senior in preparing a family recipe can be an enjoyable
Engage in physical activity that causes sweating.
Irrespective of whether or not they have Alzheimer's, exercise offers numerous advantages to all seniors. Basic workouts can include activities such as taking a stroll around the neighbourhood or practising seated chair exercises, or even joining a yoga-for-seniors class.
Engage in playing a game.
While playing a game like Risk may not be suitable for your elderly loved one, you can create a fun and personalized game using items found around the house. Sorting through old family photos is an excellent way to help your loved one recall special events and people from their past.
In fact, sorting through any collection of items can be an enjoyable and purposeful activity; you can go through a button collection, coins, or yarns. You could even turn a routine trip to the grocery store into a scavenger hunt where you and your loved one search for specific items on a list.
Engage in Brain games.
Jigsaw puzzles are a puzzle game that can be especially advantageous for memory and reasoning. These puzzles can vary from straightforward ones that are simple to assemble to more intricate ones that demand greater hand-eye coordination and memory retrieval.
Daily diary mat- M178
The pockets with clear fronts are beneficial for individuals experiencing Alzheimer's, Dementia, ADHD, Special Needs, Memory Loss, and Learning Difficulties. These pockets can hold images of daily activities or actions that can be performed, serving as gentle visual cues and establishing regular contact with caregivers and others. Additionally, seeing familiar images can create a comforting environment.
As users feel more secure, they gain confidence in performing daily tasks, which promotes better self-esteem and increased independence. With every completed task, there is a sense of accomplishment.
These pockets are particularly helpful for individuals who become restless, exhibit distressed behaviour, or are at risk of falling. Engaging in daily tasks also helps alleviate boredom by providing a focus for the day or week ahead. Moreover, engaging in stimulating activities throughout the day can help lower anxiety levels and promote better sleep, which is a significant advantage.
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Feel and touch zip feelie- M070
Ideal for anyone living with dementia. Our 'Feel and Touch' zip feelie is a perfect tactile activity item to keep hands busy and alleviate stress. What's more, it has the added advantage of an anti-slip backing. This means it can be placed securely on a table, tray or any flat surface without slipping. Particularly helpful for those with a weakened grip.
All-in-all, we hope that our Feel and Touch Zip Feelie becomes like a little best friend, giving comfort and care when it's needed.
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Activity Cushion – M049
Sewn onto a fabric base is a range of tactile relaxation aids which are suitable for both left and right-handed people. The variations in texture and fabric create many tactile sensations for prolonged intrigue and the bright colours make it highly visible when walking or just sitting.
The wooden beads, bow-tying string, touch close strip and popper and stud, all help to stimulate hand dexterity and hand-to-eye coordination. The zip is also a very familiar object. For some, it can replicate dressing skills to help improve independence for more privacy and greater dignity. Furthermore, the fringe edges on either side give fidgety fingers something extra to fiddle with.
All-in-all, we hope that our relaxation aid Activity Cushion offers many multisensory moments to help improve everyday comfort and care.
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Activity Pad- M131
Sewn on to a denim fabric base is a range of tactile relaxation aids which are suitable for both left and right-handed people. The variations in texture and fabric create many tactile sensations for prolonged intrigue and the colourful button pockets make it highly visible when walking or just sitting.
The wooden beads, bow-tying string, touch close strip and popper and stud, all help to stimulate hand dexterity and hand-to-eye coordination. The zip is also a very familiar object. For some, it can replicate dressing skills to help improve independence for more privacy and greater dignity.
Furthermore, the clear pocket is for familiarity. Putting in a photo of family, friends or a younger self promotes visual recognition and gives a real sense of identity and belonging. Very important for that feeling of security. It can also hold other special memory items like drawings, Birthday or Christmas cards. All-in-all, we hope that our relaxation aid Activity Pad offers many multisensory moments for the user and greater peace of mind for the carer.
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