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Care Home Activities for Dementia

While many hospitals and care homes offer excellent support, some are not doing enough to provide high quality, personalised care that helps individuals to live as fulfilling a life as possible”. This is evidenced by the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) review of dementia care.

The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 is to create a society by 2020 where every person with dementia, and their carers and families will receive high quality, compassionate care from diagnosis through to end of life care. This applies to all care settings, whether home, hospital or care home. The Challenge all sets out that all hospitals and care homes will be meeting agreed criteria to becoming a dementia friendly health and care setting.

An estimated 25 percent of hospital beds are occupied by people with dementia and approximately 69 per cent of care home residents are currently estimated to have dementia. With this in mind care homes and hospitals need to be doing more to be equipped with supporting people with dementia and this means having adult appropriate and suitable activities. As everyone is an individual some people will enjoy doing a particular activity whilst another will not get pleasure from it. Therefore, there needs to be a range of activities to suit everyone’s needs.

Mindful Gifts CIC can make things easy for you, by providing a one stop shop for adult appropriate and meaningful activities. All of our activities have been tried and tested for their suitability for people with dementia and our customers include care homes, hospitals, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Mental Health Trusts, day centres, prisons and dementia support groups. We have put together some professional packs, however, we have a wide selection of activities for you to choose from in the ‘Activities’ section.

You can order off our website and we can dispatch your items immediately to the address of your choice. However, if you prefer to pay by purchase order and/or invoice, you can email us at mindful.gifts@yahoo.com   (dot in-between mindful and gifts) with your order.

We aim to support you to become ‘dementia friendly’ health and care setting and meet the criteria set out by the Prime Minister’s Challenge.

 

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  • Decades Discussion Cards- reminiscence cards from 50s and 60s

    £32.95

    These cards are great for reminiscing about the 50s and 60s. 40 photographic cards to introduce remind and inform about people, places and events of the 1950s and 60s. The 1950s were characterised by a complete shift in lifestyle. Recovery from the aftermath of the Second World War was steady and slow a time for…

  • Decorative Iron Coffee Caddy

    £29.99

    Red distressed coffee caddy with easy open lid. This decorative caddy is great for creating a nostalgic look. Please see the care instructions for safe use of this product. Care Information:- This item is decorative and not air tight Unsuitable for food storage

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  • Dolly Pegs

    £7.99

    Our wooden dolly pegs are a great reminiscence item that can be used in a number of ways. Great to get people talking about what washdays used to be like. Also can be used to make peg dolls. 20 in box. 

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  • Domino Trays / Tile Holders- for holding dominoes

    £27.99

    Four wooden domino tile holders help players to organise dominoes during game play. Each wooden tray has 3 slots for holding dominoes. Will hold standard and jumbo dominoes.

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  • Famous Faces- enables reminiscence about famous people

    £32.95

    These cards will enable groups or individuals to reminisce about famous people. A flexible resource for all those needing tools for memory activities, discussion and reminiscence with individuals or groups. This collection of 50 portrait cards evokes memories, and provides stimulus for group discussion and informal conversation between older people. Divided into seven categories: Politicians…

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  • Farley’s babies all over the world- Large A3 Metal Sign

    £19.99

    Farley’s babies all over the world, Large Metal Wall Sign appox 400mm x 300mm. This sign is sure to prompt conversations and brighten up any wall.

  • Fluffy Wool Pictures

    £6.99

    Vintage picture cards to thread for wonderfully woolly artwork.  These are sure to prompt conversations and bring back memories. Box width 29cm -11 inches

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  • Flying Scotsman booklet

    £2.99

    Flying Scotsman booklet

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  • Football Nostalgia Memorabilia Pack

    £5.95

    Our Football Memorabilia Pack is a collection of high quality reproduced paper memorabilia relating to British football from a bygone era. It makes an excellent educational aid for a new generation and can be used to invoke memories in an older one. It is packaged in a clear bag with header card. Bringing History to…

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  • Fun at the Seaside – jigsaw puzzle for dementia

    £9.95

    Jigsaw puzzle for dementia Our wooden jigsaws are ideal for people with dementia to keep minds active, maintain dexterity and on completion, stimulate conversation, allowing users to achieve the satisfaction of completing the puzzle and creating a beautiful image on their own. Each puzzle consists of eleven pieces that can be assembled within the frame…

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  • Hammer and Tap Game

    £12.50

    A vintage treat from the 1930’s and 40’s which everyone will remember with love. With 2 hammers, a cork board and various wooden shapes to create all sorts of pictures. Box size 24.5 x 17.5 cm.

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  • Helping In The Garden – jigsaw puzzle for dementia

    £9.95

    Jigsaw puzzle for dementia

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