ColourCards Activities handbook contains 101 ideas for using ColourCards photographic cards. Suitable for individuals or groups. All the ideas are easily adaptable for different interests and ability levels.
The activities are easy to set up, effective and highly motivating. They are written in an easy to read style and organised into ten skill areas:
- Auditory memory
- Using language
- Life skills
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
The ColourCards Activities handbook will be most enjoyed by people in the early to moderate stages of dementia. People in the later stages of dementia will benefit from the interaction and conversation of the activity, providing the group size is kept small so that he or she does not become overstimulated and agitated as a result of too much going on around them.
The outcome of the activity may vary depending on the person’s ability, however for people with dementia, it is important to remember that when participating in the activity, the focus should not be about the activity itself, but the quality and enjoyment of the interaction. It is the enjoyment of the activity that will contribute to their overall sense of happiness and well-being. Those in the later stages of dementia may not be able to participate fully, however they will benefit from the interaction and conversation of the activity.