Sensory Therapy Activities

  • Activity name: Super Smells

    A perfect game to reinvigorate the senses. Super smells is the ideal for people with sensory or memory problems as it helps people reminisce about pervious trips/experiences. Equipment needed Paper cups Blind fold (a dark scarf would be sufficient) A variety of strong smelling favours Pens Paper When selecting the strong smelling ingredients try to […]

  • Activity name: Touchy Feely

    Here’s an activity that helps exercise the senses and memory. This is good for people suffering from memory loss or have early signs of dementia. Equipment needed Boxes Bowl of cold porridge Ball of wool or cotton wool Sponge Polystyrene balls Banana Football The above list shows examples, but you can use any interestingly shaped […]

  • Activity name: Pamper Days

    If you have a spare room that could be used as a beauty salon, this is a great opportunity to turn the service level in your care home up a few notches. It’s also a great chance to have one to one conversations with residents to learn more about them. Equipment needed A quiet room […]

  • Activity name: Fruity Friday

    One idea that worked well for “Fruity Friday” was to go to a good supermarket and buy a selection of exotic fruit. Many elderly people have never had experience of the more exotic types of fruit. We passed them around and felt the textures and tried to guess the names of them — another idea […]