Sunday, January 8, 2017

Colorful ideas for those with dementia

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Color Activity Ideas related to the picture of the baby looking at toys on the right side of this blog

What color toys do you see?
If prompting is needed, say something like:
   I see a red toy. Do you? What other color toys do you see?

Color ideas--Let’s name some colors.
   Let’s name some things that are usually blue (or any color). Continue as long as the          interest lasts. Remember: give help as needed which may include giving a choice of two.
   What is your favorite color?
   What colors do you think [another participant who is shy or non-verbal] likes? I think[another participant]likes red because (s)he is wearing a red shirt today.        

What happens if we mix two colors, like yellow and blue(or any combination of colors)?  Mix colors as long as there is interest and time.
   Let’s find out! [Leader should have paints and paper on hand and provide a demonstration or directions for the activity.]  

Get more ideas related to this picture as well as other ideas related to other pictures, see Adorable Photographs of Our Baby

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