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.

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!

How to cope and live with a loved one who has dementia | Commandments to live by as a caregiver while caring for someone who has dementia and Alzheimer's

Our new reality living with my grandfather who has dementia

How to cope and live with a loved one who has dementia | Commandments to live by as a caregiver while caring for someone who has dementia and Alzheimer's

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 - super simple! Great idea for those decks where few cards are missing!

DIY Familiar Faces Ring With Pic Monkey - Perfect for the little ones at home or in the classroom!

DIY Familiar Faces Ring With Pic Monkey

DIY Familiar Faces Ring With Pic Monkey - Perfect for the little ones at home or in the classroom!

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

Sensory Pouches for Dementia Care

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

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.

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.

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.

Nuts and Bolts board can be a great activity for men with dementia who like to do hands on activities. Monitor bolts for safety, so it is not put into the mouth.

Montessori Nuts and Bolts Board: DIY and Lesson Plans

Nuts and Bolts board can be a great activity for men with dementia who like to do hands on activities. Monitor bolts for safety, so it is not put into the mouth.

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.

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.

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

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

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..

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