Memory mitts provide something patients can hold and ‘twiddle’, helping to reduce anxiety and promote calm. Senior nurses at Poole Hospital are urging keen knitters to make and send in special ‘memory mitts’ to support the care of patients with dementia in hospital.
Adapting and modifying games for seniors is necessary for all sorts of different reasons. As well as for those living with dementia, games need to be modified for those who use wheelchairs and those with impaired vision or sensory loss.
Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of the senses such as taste, smell, vison, hearing, and touch. Sensory stimulation is a key component for improving the quality of life of residents living with dementia or Alzheimer's.