Anyone who attended this year’s Alzheimer’s Show 2015 will surely agree with us that the whole event was a resounding success! With over 70 exhibitors offering free advice and literature, there was a wealth of information for people involved with all aspects of dementia in general to tap into.
We, at Activities to Share had our first year of exhibiting and found the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring – it was great to meet so many people - from professionals working in care homes, day centres and hospitals, to relatives who have loved ones with a dementia such as Alzheimer’s.
Anna Terry and Simon Birtles, Company Directors were accompanied by members of the team Emily Lake, Yvonne Hartley and Liz Langston, who had a great time chatting to people and handing out copies of our latest 2015/2016 catalogue.
Our stand proved to be extremely popular – most couldn’t resist stroking the ‘breathing’ Perfect Petzz puppies and having a go at our ‘Feely Box’ game. People were amazed at the range of products we can offer to older adults both with and without a dementia. Many were particularly enthused about our range of Sensory and Tactile products such as the Therapy Dolls, Activity Blanket and Activity Tabard.
Many who worked in care or nursing homes loved our range of Memory Lane replica models, like our Vintage Typewriter and Sewing Machine that look great as part of a display, but also evoke conversation and recollection. We also had a lot of interest for our Reminiscence Boxes, specially selected kits packed with items from yesteryear that elderly people can touch and talk about with others (or just enjoy on their own).
Company Director Anna Terry gave an inspiring talk on how the company began and grew to what it is today and explained our goal of striving to provide older people – and particularly those with dementia, with products that will actively stimulate the mind and body.