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What's In the Bag

Reminiscence game for the elderly and those with dementia. 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.

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Tried this from a Pin I saw and it went well! Taped off pieces of boards and my residents painted

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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.

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After being alerted to this poster The Caregiver's 10 Commandments via the University of Tasmania's Understanding Dementia MOOC Facebook page, which is helpful, but also hard to do, I found the art...

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da Little Bins for Little Hands

Balloon Tennis Indoor Gross Motor Play Activity

Balloon Tennis Gross Motor Play Activity (this is fun...I made paddles with paper plates stapled to a large tongue depressor....kids loved it!)

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Junk Drawer - an activity where the person with dementia can "help you find items that you've lost in the drawer." Make a list of what's in the drawer, much like you would a word search puzzle, and ask the person to help you locate the items.

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da Golden Carers

Sensory Stimulation for Dementia Care

Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of the senses such as taste, smell, vison, hearing, and touch. Sensory stimulation enables us to engage with the environment and communicate in multiple and complex ways.

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da Spaceships and Laser Beams

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!

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12 Ways to Create an Empowering Dementia Environment

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