Weaving tales workshop

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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

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Top 5 tips for a quick fix of nature

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There is a wealth of research and evidence out there to demonstrate that forging a connection with nature promotes well being, both physical and mental. Children can learn more effectively when interacting with nature, people living with dementia can tap into memories through engaging the senses with nature, and who doesn’t feel calmer and happier after getting 5 minutes of fresh air.

With this in mind we have come up with 5 quick ways Continue reading

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New activities and ideas

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

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