We’ve found lots of fun and interesting ways to use activities to help people living with dementia. The DIAL project bases their activities around Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), which is a programme of themed activities, covering different topics over several weeks designed to boost memory and brain pathways.
The activities we’ve listed below can be scaled up or down to use with groups or on a one-to-one basis.
The priority when holding an activity is that everyone involved has a good time – the end product is less important. When we run group sessions, we put music on in the background to create a relaxed atmosphere, and people often sing along.