The Chair Activity Bingo Game features seated stretches and simple movements that must be completed in order to mark your game card. Perfect for use with older adults, classrooms with limited space, or anyone with limited mobility.
Dementia 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.
(the elderly) I want to be an activities coordinator at a nursing home when I graduate. I love working with the elderly, so I hope that I will graduate with a TR major with a Gerontology minor or emphasis.
The Importance of Laughter in Long Term Care Facilities
Laughing doesn't just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body. Laughter has been clinically proven to strengthen your immune system, activate and relieve your stress response and stimulate many organs.
The painting box could activate touch and sight senses. Participating in this creative activity would help the client to express themselves hence promoting self worth, and if done in a group would be an interesting social activity
Encouraging the elderly to participate in scheduled activities can be challenging. Lack of engagement is a common problem. It is important that you identify any barriers - whether perceived or real - that might be preventing residents from getting involved.