Activities  at Autumn Grove Cottage at Katy in Katy, Texas

The Importance of Activities in Memory Care 

At Autumn Grove Cottage at Katy, we know that appropriate activities have a positive effect on the behavioral symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and other memory loss related diseases. Anything that keeps a person interested, busy, or in any way engaged, physically or cognitively, can be beneficial, and can be rightly called an activity.If the resident is not in some way engaged, they will fall prey to the “four A’s of Alzheimer’s”: anxiety, aggression, agitation, apathy.

Resident playing cards at Autumn Grove Cottage at Katy in Katy, Texas

Types of Memory Care Activities

Activities can be a form of therapy for our residents and are not organized each morning and afternoon, but are ongoing throughout the day in everything we do. Whether the activity gives our residents purpose or helps them feel better mentally or physically, we strive to make each resident feel comfortable about themselves and their surroundings here at Autumn Grove Cottage at Katy.

  • Sensory stimulation, such as music and aroma therapy for calming.
  • Reminiscing about old times, talking about what is going on at the moment, or talking about the residents’ favorite hobbies and interests can improve general mood and self satisfaction by contributing to the group.
  • Doll/Pet Therapy which is shown to sooth and comfort those suffering from memory loss.
  • Incorporating daily tasks as a meaningful activity, such as helping set the table, allowing the resident to brush their own teeth and hair, assisting with laundry, restocking the bathrooms, and joining our maintenance staff in simple tasks.

 

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