Spring is officially here, whether Mother Nature knows it or not. That means it’s time for some SPRING CLEANING! This is a great way to get your residents moving and helping out with tasks that are familiar to them. Residents with mild to moderate dementia will likely remember how to perform these lifelong tasks as well, though some cuing from staff can help. Dusting, sweeping, folding clothes and organizing can give residents a sense of purpose and accomplishment too. Make an event of it, with fliers to announce the big clean-up day, and snacks for everyone after their hard work.
We found a great article from the newsletter of the International Council for Active Aging with some wonderful ideas for “Life Skills Relays”. Click on the link: Functional U Newsletter Jan_Feb 2012.pdf.docx