Aquapaint: Aquapaints give a lovely balance of creative touch, sense of achievement and pure joy for people with dementia. Simply brush the ‘white’ sheets of paper with water and watch as the beautiful pictures magically appear. Once finished, leave the sheets to dry to use them time and time again.
Coloring Books and Colored Pencils: Coloring can be beneficial for people with dementia as a useful activity to help ease agitation, increase feelings of calm, and offer distraction.
Conversation Cards: Conversation cards are designed to promote opportunities to reminisce, recall special memories, and share stories between individuals and their care givers.
Jigsaw Puzzles and Marble Track Maze Games: Puzzles can provide distraction or provide cognitive stimulation to help keep the brain engaged and active.
Stress Balls and Tangle Therapy: Sensory stimulation for Alzheimer’s patients and people with other forms of dementia has been shown to decrease agitation, reduce restlessness and even improve sleep.
MP3 Player and Headphones: Auditory stimulation for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia is very effective for mood enhancement, relaxation and cognition. The physical activity and stimulation of listening to and following a rhythm both add to the benefits of the passive auditory stimulation and has also been shown to improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients.