COVID-19 has caused our daily routines to be disrupted and this can result in worry and stress in older residents. Here, we have selected a range of activities to help people engage and relax. From washable plastic jigsaw puzzles to furry companions to cuddle and stroke, there is something for all abilities including those living with dementia.
Why not seat everyone at a safe distance and hold up items from our Hobby Bundle Motoring kit? Get each person to talk about past cars they have owned (themselves or their families), what age did they pass their driving test? Was it easy? What was their favourite car and where did they like to drive?
Enjoy a day out - from the comfort of your own home with this fun activity kit. Our kits make a great sensory experience especially for older people in care homes. Pass round the chamois to feel and smell, take a look at the nostalgic memorabila items and then complete the jigsaw together.
Colourful, tactile sand to press and mould into shapes. Never dries out. Any spills are easily brushed up. Great activity for anyone with dementia. Please note: colours may vary. One pack.
This nostalgic scene brings back fond memories for many older people. Just 13 chunky pieces that are easy to hold and manipulate.
This puzzle evokes lots of reminiscence with its Punch and Judy, sandcastles etc.Lovely large easy grip pieces for older hands and fully washable too.
This happy scene brings back memories of childhood paddling and picnics. 35 chunky plastic pieces make this simple to complete.Plastic pieces will not bend or break.
This Cornish scene is perfectly captured by artist Richard Harpum. Just 63 large pieces are easy to manipulate for anyone with limited dexterity. Pieces will not bend or break.
Vibrant colours in a beautiful garden scene make this jigsaw a joy to complete. Just 63 chunky pieces - easy to grip and fully washable.
Our very own Fiddle Pup© has the softest plush fur and a coat packed full of tactile extras to twiddle, slide and feel. Especially designed for anyone with restless hands.
Our cuddly Pug dog makes a lovable and adorable pet that can actually 'breathe'. Poppy offers real pet experience without the work. Ideal for people living with a dementia such as Alzheimer's as stroking can help calm and soothe.
Jimmy will fit just nicely on your lap and just loves to be stroked! He will actually 'breathe' and comes with his own bed and certificate.Ideal for people living with a dementia such as Alzheimer's as stroking can help calm and soothe.
NEW. Our latest cuddly cat makes an adorable companion and can actually 'breathe'. Offers pet ownership experience without any worries. Ideal for people living with a dementia such as Alzheimer's as stroking can help calm and soothe.
Silky makes an ideal companion for anyone unable to own the real thing. She can purr, meow and makes movements just like a real live cat but without the hassle. She will respond differently depending on where you pet her. Especially recommended for anyone with a dementia - read the supporting evidence below:
Goldie is a new exciting addition to our popular Joy For All range. he will respond differently depending on where you pet him and to the sound of your voice. Especially recommended for anyone with a dementia - read the supporting evidence below:
Dizzy the cockapoo's soft, curly coat is perfect for stroking and offers real pet ownership without the hassle and expense. He will sit quietly on your lap and 'breathe' while you pet him. He even comes with his own bed and carrying crate. Runs for approx.one month on a single 'D' battery (included).
Minty the rabbit just loves to be stroked on a lap and gives comfort to anyone who would love a pet but is unable to look after the real thing. Minty will 'breathe' just like a real rabbit and her soft fur helps relieve stress and boredom. One 'D' battery works for approx. one month.
Tim has all the features of our full sized Empathy dolls but in a smaller size. Dolls can encourage nurturing instincts and make a lovely companion to cuddle. Will fit our Vintage Dolls Pram.
Alma has all the features of our full sized Empathy dolls but in a smaller size. Dolls can encourage nurturing instincts and make a lovely companion to cuddle. Will fit our Vintage Dolls Pram.
Katie just loves to be hugged and with her cheeky smile, brings a sense of comfort and companionship. Katie will fit nicely into our pram.
Harry's impish smile is guaranteed to melt anyone's heart!. Made from soft plush fabric, he makes a great companion. Removable clothes for washing.
Baby Danny is sure to melt anyone's heart. His cute outfit is easily removable and he comes complete with dummy and bottle. Doll therapy is widely recognised for people living with dementia to help evoke nurturing instincs and help with stressful situations.
Tammy will make a treasured companion, who feels and sounds just like a real baby. Press her arms, legs and tummy for 21 realistic baby sounds. Bean filled bottom allows her to sit upright and eyes close when laid down to sleep. Tammy comes with her own romper suit, hat, bottle and dummy.
Enjoy the beautiful uplifting sounds of British songbirds by just the touch of a button. 12 favourite garden birds including Robin, Goldfinch, Song Thrush etc. Each bird has its own fact file and photograph on thick board pages.
6 carefully selected tactile items designed for people with a dementia to provide sensory stimulation all in a neat cotton bag. See product video below:
A game especially suited for anyone with a sight impairment. 12 different tactile 'feels' to match including ridges, foam, sandpaper, mesh, velvet, shiny etc.
Chunky wooden shapes with large threading holes make this a great tactile activity that helps practise fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination.8 shapes with 8 laces.
100 assorted brick shapes for pressing together and creating unique models. Can also be used for shape sorting, colour matching, counting etc. Great for helping practise hand/eye coordination and keeping minds busy. Makes a good activity for anyone living with dementia too. Fully washable.
Cogs and Gears is a stimulating and tactile activity which has proven to be a real success with people with dementia due to the stunning visual effect. Alter and change the cogs and gears to make your own system, then set the wheels in motion. A fun game which can help activate thinking and logical thinking skills in older people. Highly contrasting brightly coloured pieces make this good for anyone with a sight impairment too. 49 cogs and gears with interlocking base plates.
Everything you need to tinker and build. 40 different pieces to screw, twist, push and pull. Follow the instructions to build a crane, motorcycle, racing car or airplane or just make your own unique construction. All wood construction.
People with a dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. This blanket not only keeps hands busy, it provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation and at the same time keeping knees snug and warm.
Bring the outside into the indoors this summer with our new Activity Cushion, perfect for anyone with fidgety fingers. The 'garden themed' olive green colour helps calm and provide a relaxing environment for an individual living with a dementia. *MULTIBUY OFFER.
Add a stunning view to any room or corridor, whether in a care home, day centre or hospital, with these unique peel and stick wall murals.