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 Blanco.
- 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.