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.
20 activities for the elderly with dementia. The following ideas may be used on a one-to-one basis and others may be suitable for small groups depending on their abilities. These dementia activities are designed to promote and maintain existing skills.
Reminiscence game for the elderly and those with dementia. Chose a colorful bag, something that catches the eye, silk, or any other fabric that feels good to the touch. You don`t want to be able to see through the bag. Find random objects, such as kitchen utensils, keys, padlock. Ideal reminiscing game for seniors.
Music has been proven to be very beneficial for the elderly in long term care, particularly those living with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. Here are some wonderful free playlists of famous songs from the 40s, 50s