Nature Palette’s are a great way to observe the changing of the seasons, they invite the user to hone in on their natural environment, touch, smell, collect and create. By getting up close to nature you often notice things you might have overlooked before, the different hues of green on an acorn, the texture of a pine cone, the smell of grass. Continue reading
We recently held a community event at our local library and it got me thinking – libraries really are great community spaces that are under threat.
We were lucky enough to be working on a joint project with St Austell library to utilise their beautiful (and relatively undiscovered) garden for community focused events. But this is just one example of Continue reading
This week we thought we’d take a break from sharing activity ideas and instead share with you some of the carers blogs out there that we really love. We originally created this blog because we wanted to reach carers that couldn’t come out to our activity sessions due Continue reading
This short 1 minute film is about Weaving Tales; an activity that we used recently at a workshop to demonstrate how simple activities like this can engage people living with dementia.
Weaving Tales stimulates our memories of being in outdoor environments which in turn sparks conversation. This leads to a greater understanding between people. It’s not about what you create with someone; it’s about the “journey” you share together whilst you’re doing it.
How it worked…… Continue reading
A family photo, special date or picture from a special holiday can all evoke strong emotions and lead to powerful reminiscing. For some this can become even more important if your own memory is starting to fade or you find yourself spending time away from those closest to you. Continue reading
Now that it’s September we have to come to the realisation that this lovely summer weather might not stick around forever. Why not take the opportunity to pick some colour from the garden or your local park/hedgerow/woodland to press and use for Continue reading
Over the coming weeks we will be uploading lots of activity ideas to do with the person you are caring for. Whilst all our resources are suitable for a wide range of people some are better suited to certain groups.
This week we are focusing on activities that are great for working with people with dementia. These activities have a strong reminiscence element and are designed around engaging in meaningful conversation. Continue reading