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.
These touchy-feely sensory pouches (also known as squish bags and sensory pads) are a wonderful way to explore the senses. They are also so easy to make! Making sensory pouches is a quick and inexpensive way to make an engaging and relaxing sensory activity for people living with dem
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.
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.
SUNDOWNING occurs most often in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s/other dementias. Studies estimate up to 20 % of persons with Alzheimer's/other dementias will experience increased confusion, anxiety & agitation as the day ends (sun sets). Others may experience changes in their sleep schedule & restlessness during the night. These disruptions in the sleep-wake cycle often lead to more behavioral problems causing a serious challenge for families. ~ Lori