Memory Care Activities

Creating Moments of Joy

Unfortunately, dementia takes away the roles and responsibilities which make us who we are. Activities can make a significant difference in the health and well-being of those with dementia…..this is why our days are designed using our specialized program called, The “Just Right” Day.

In order for our residents to experience a “Just Right” day every day, we provide a structured, yet flexible routine which consists of four key components:  Activities which are Productive, provide Enjoyment, encourage Wellness, and are Restorative to the soul.

Here’s how we do it...

Designing the “Just Right” Day

  • Daily routines are important to those affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. They are the foundation in the design of the day.
  • Creating a flow: imagine the flow of a wave-it starts slow, builds up to a peak and then comes back down as it approaches the shore. We create a similar balance by offering a variety of activities throughout the day which consist of the four key components.
  • Individualized Programming allows us to cater to the resident’s strengths, current abilities, and past interests so their days are meaningful and filled with a sense of pride.

Memory Care Activities

Memory care residents engaged in wellness activities in Waterford, WI

Wellness Activities:
(encourages positive inner and outer well-being)

  • Daily Exercise
  • Active games
  • Nail & Hand Care
  • Trivia
  • Puzzles
 
Memory care residents engaged in restorative activities in Waterford, WI  Friendship  Pet Therapy  

Restorative Activities:
(encourages rejuvenation of the soul)

  • Church Service
  • Spiritual Inspiration
  • Music Therapy
  • Relax & Reminisce
  • Pet Therapy

Memory care residents engaged in productive activities in Waterford, WI    Resident helping another                                                                               

Productive Activities:
(encourages a sense of pride & accomplishment)

  • Setting the table
  • Folding towels
  • Sorting socks
  • Reading-a-Loud to Peers
  • Helping one another

Memory care residents engaged in enjoyment activities in Waterford, WI

Enjoyment Activities:
(encourages socialization and a sense of belonging)

  • Gathering Together
  • Bingo
  • Creative Fun
  • Art Class
  • Movie Nights
  • Armchair Travel
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