This blog talks about common goals in dementia therapy for occupational therapists. #occupationaltherapy #dementiatreatment
broken china mosaic bookcase
Cool ideas for repurposing old ladders!
Throws made from fur coats
The sensory functions of elders decline as they grow older and this can impact on their feelings of well-being. Multi-sensory stimulation is becoming increasingly popular in nursing homes based on impressive results. Sensory activities contribute to the emotional and physical health of people living with dementia. Sensory activities can be non-verbal; thereby crossing cultural boundaries.
Sometimes it can be difficult to motivate residents in nursing homes to attend and participate in scheduled activities. It is important that you identify any barriers - whether perceived or real - that might be preventing residents from getting involved.
Finding activities that people living with dementia are able to participate in and enjoy can be challenging. The Montessori for dementia approach seeks to engage the senses and evoke positive emotions. It involves stimulation of the cognitive, social, and functional skills of each individual.
A vintage wooden ladder makes great lighting! This one is wrapped with globe lights, and decorated with vintage chandelier crystals and branches. There are endless variations on this theme!
Repurposed old fur coat made into a throw blanket.