Posts Tagged ‘dementia’

Singing For Memories in Association with Age UK Dorchester

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

We are please to announce that we are now holding fortnightly “singing for fun” at Fairfield House. Singing for fun is a great way to meet new people and make friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. Carers and Family Members welcome, call 01297 443513 for more information.

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Mural Making at Fairfield House

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Residents and Staff alike have been very busy at Fairfield House.

With the help of our creative activities coordinator Nicole, residents have been making fish and shells for a beautiful wall mural.

Nicole has taken inspiration from the 1940′s to hand draw some glamorous ladies and we also have a seaside theme coming to life with 3D textures.

By attaching star fish, shells, buckets and driftwood the effect will be beautiful.

There have also been a number of studies showing how physical environments play an important role in not only the quality of life of those who have dementia but it also aids independence of residents.

Our new resident Joan carefully painting a star fish

Our new resident Joan carefully painting a star fish

Nicole painting the mural

Nicole painting the mural

 

Ray and Beryl painting some star fish for the mural

Ray and Beryl painting some star fish for the mural

Fairfield House gets Down with the Donkeys!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Recently the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth kindly visited Fairfield House bringing with them some cuddly friends.  Residents enjoyed a relaxing time petting and stroking the Donkeys.

Donkeys are known for their therapeutic qualities and provide a source of stimulation to residents, including people with dementia.

There is well documented research that spending time with animals has a calming influence – not to mention the enjoyment the donkeys get!

Alec with the Donkey

Alec with the Donkey

Mary with the Donkey

Mary with the Donkey