Many elderly people enjoy remembering happy times spent with their grand children or great grand children.
Spending our lives nurturing our children, baby-sitting our grand children and holding our great grand children can create many happy memories for us to remember and recall.
For different reasons, some people who are living with dementia are comforted by the act of nurturing. Midwife, nurse or mother, we have seen and heard many positive outcomes when a person has the opportunity to be comforted by the act of nurturing.
Happy Days Nurturing Memory Basket contains a soft bodied baby style doll, baby blankets to wrap or fold, bottle, baby rattle, baby book, baby brush and easily recognisable objects.
Starter memorabilia pack.
Conversation prompt card.
Research and Feedback:
The idea of nurturing isn’t for everyone.
If a resident responds to the nurturing activity, the basket may be made available at various times rather than everyday/evening.
Sometimes, a baby/doll/soft toy is left on a chair to see who takes up interest or demonstrates positive responses.
A baby/doll/soft toy/hug cushion often provides a sense of comfort and reduced agitation.
Beware; some residents may be sensitive to, or upset by this type of activity.