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 puzzle evokes lots of reminiscence with its Punch and Judy, sandcastles and fun. Lovely large easy-grip pieces for older hands.
This happy scene brings back memories of childhood paddling and picnics. 35 chunky card pieces make this simple to complete.
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.
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.
Empathy Doll Kid - 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. Removable clothes and washable.
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. Lay him down to sleep and he will close his eyes. 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 instincts and help with stressful situations. Danny comes with removable clothing, dummy and bottle.
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.
Our Busy Hands Kit incorporates 6 carefully selected tactile items designed for people with a dementia to provide sensory stimulation all in a neat cotton bag. Makes an ideal care home resource for use as a fidget therapy aid for older residents and especially for anyone with a dementia. 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.
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. 91 different pieces to screw, twist, push and pull. Suitable for all ages from 3 to 103.
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.