Resident and therapist using Snoezlen sensory room

The Carebase approach to activity for those with memory loss is different. This may well be because of the effort me make to really understand our residents and how their memory loss is affecting their days. We know that dementia affects people in different ways and at different paces of progression. Every resident with memory loss will be in a unique situation so this calls for a truly individualised approach.

Though there is no found ‘cure’ for the causes of such dementias as Alzheimer’s, current medical evidence shows that purposeful occupation is therapeutic in as much as it both makes for more pleasant days and most importantly can also stave off the effects of the progression of the condition.

So we can see the idea of activity really goes to the heart of the best care for the person with dementia. And so it goes to the heart of our care.

We work with each resident, and work hard to develop a programme of activity which will help them find purpose in life to the fullest of their ability. For those for whom dementia is at later stages we accompany them and gently prompt memories and engage them in the gentler aspects of the ‘here and now’. Those for whom the symptoms are less pronounced we provide and encourage participation in a full range of activities, hobbies and entertainment.

We believe it is something that every resident deserves… and that we are uniquely placed to deliver.

Some of our group activities include:

  • Gardening
  • Indoor flower craft
  • Visits from local entertainers, fitness instructors, dancers and musicians
  • Trips to museums or shows
  • Baking classes
  • Poetry sessions and discussion groups
  • Quiz nights
  • Tea dances
  • Themed events, lunches and dinners

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