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Friday, November 21, 2014

Sensory ideas for those with dementia

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The Dementia Caregiver's Little Book of Hope [Kindle Edition]

A baby brings much comfort to those with dementia. All people are hard wired to love babies. It is almost instinctive.
 
Moving on from babies, what else can you offer a lower functioning late stage dementia person?
 
As I stated before taping into the senses of these dementia persons seem to work well. We talked about visually stimulating activities.
 
Actually a sensory activity should tap into all a person's senses. You should individualize the activity by focusing on a person's strongest sense. If you are doing this in a group, you will have to change the emphasis for each person. It is almost like doing one to one encounters within a group. This is fine. You can have certain parts of the group that touch everyone and tie everything together.
 
More ideas soon
 
By Susan Berg author of Adorable Photographs of Our Baby-Meaningful Mind Stimulating Activities and More for the Memory Challenged, Their Loved Ones and Involved Professionals a book for those with dementia and an excellent resource for caregivers and healthcare professionals.

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