This week we thought we’d take a break from sharing activity ideas and instead share with you some of the carers blogs out there that we really love. We originally created this blog because we wanted to reach carers that couldn’t come out to our activity sessions due Continue reading
Over the last twelve months we have been working hard testing, developing and designing a new sensory rich outdoor activity that we are really excited about. The game is called gofindit and it is an outdoor scavenger hunt card game that Continue reading
In April we had an activity stand at an Age UK event where we invited carers and people living with dementia to have a go at weaving flowers, leaves and stems into our loom. This proved to be a really successful activity as weaving seems to require just the right level of concentration Continue reading
We recently road tested our new activity countryside poetry dice. It is designed to engage groups in creative writing and poetry based on their experiences and emotions connected with nature and the outdoors. The activity aims to make poetry accessible and fun, helping participants express their thoughts, feelings and memories without feeling the pressure of creating poetry from scratch. Continue reading
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
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
A family photo, special date or picture from a special holiday can all evoke strong emotions and lead to powerful reminiscing. For some this can become even more important if your own memory is starting to fade or you find yourself spending time away from those closest to you. Continue reading