Dementia Friendly Activities
It is important for all of our residents to keep stimulated and for our residents with dementia, we go to great lengths to create a programme that offers a wide range of engaging and inclusive activities. With all of our residents, we listen closely to how they like to spend their time so we can incorporate them into our weekly schedule, whether they take place in or outside the home.
When it comes to our residents with dementia, our team is great at including dementia friendly activities such as creating memory boxes, playing board games, and hosting musical-themed sessions. These are a great way to alleviate any negative emotions and stresses they may be feeling, and can also help to evoke memories. We have even put together our very own dementia choir, who was set up by our specialist dementia unit leader, Susan Gray. The group meet every Tuesday to sing and play instruments, and they have aptly named themselves ‘The Edelweiss Choir’ after the much-loved film ‘The Sound of Music’.
The choir has both sensory and therapeutic benefits and has seen many of our residents living with dementia be able to utilise their speech in a way they have not done for a while. The group has a positive impact on our resident’s social wellbeing as after each session, they indulge in an afternoon tea.