Finding Meaning and Purpose through Engagement
Reminiscing and Sensory Stimulation with Nursing Homes throughout Northeastern Ohio
Dementia Friendly LIFE partners with nursing homes to give seniors sensory-stimulating activities . During these visits, we take life-like baby dolls to nursing homes, play popular music from an earlier time, and provide baby lotion to the seniors so they are reminded of happy times.
Giving to Friendship Animal Protective League
Dementia Friendly LIFE held an event where seniors and their caregivers created blankets and toys to give to the Friendship APL, helping those living with dementia to give back and participate in the community. Crafting and creating helps keep fine motor skills working, and the communal aspect of working together to give back gives seniors a sense of purpose.
Partnering with JVS and College Students
Dementia Friendly LIFE partners with the Joint Vocational School, High Schools, and Colleges to help students get experience working with patients living with dementia.