Dementia is a subject that we keep close to our hearts and we understand the difficulties that this brings to the lives of the ones that have the diagnose as well as the impact that it has on the families and staff members.
This year for Dementia awareness week, Maddie, one of our activity’s assistants came up with the idea of developing our activities and the focus of the dementia awareness week on the senses.
We enjoyed a great virtual reality session where residents could experience different environments in the comfort of their home. The residents wore goggles with an attached screen which played different views made and it everything seems so realistic and was definitely a lot of fun. The other residents enjoyed their experience with the projection on the tv.
After the unveiling of our sensory garden, we could really appreciate the amazing aromas coming from the lavender, sage and basil.
We also had a surprise visit from Browells Pet Therapy, which was perfect for our residents as they got to pet the chicks, hens, hamsters, cats and dogs. The best part of their visit was when we got to see Kevin the Pony who bought out many smiles all around the home.
Richard our head chef was in charge for the whole week of delighting us with all sorts of different flavours from beef Stroganov, to chicken Kiev, from pear tart tartan to double chocolate pavlova. By the end of the week, we were dancing to all of our favourite tunes, enjoyed watching Clive Woodward with his Celebration of life, where we could listen and enjoy stories and poetry that filled our hearts with all sorts of emotions. It was a great week full of different activities and emotions that will stay in our memories forever.