We design and produce activities that provide physical, cognitive and social stimulation by engaging the remaining strengths of residents who live with dementia.
Ambient Activities create opportunities in social spaces for spontaneous interaction, engagement and socialization. By providing meaningful and appropriate activity interventions, we aim to reduce front-line caregiver distress caused by responsive behaviors.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ‘PRIMING’
Most residents will be challenged to self-initiate or self-engage with activities, depending on their remaining cognitive ability.
‘Priming’ is the process of directing the resident to the activity, introducing and going through the function and the objective of the activity with the resident. This may mean physically helping the resident with hand over hand assistance which will help stimulate memory through movement. Priming may be required several times until the resident is conditioned to initiate and engage on their own accord.