Clients and staff alike tried their hand at a dementia-based board game for the very first time last week with some very positive results.
Friend of Safe Haven, Frances Alcock, came along to the centre on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 8, 2015, and gave a demonstration of ‘Call to mind’.
The creative communication tool, for those living with dementia, can easily be tailored to a person’s abilities, helps to make conversation easy and natural, identifies interests, is non- threatening but stimulating and, very importantly, encourages person-centred care.
Brightly coloured and attractive to the eye, it can be played on a one-to-one basis or as a group, so is ideally suited to a day centre or care home environment, or for use at home among family and friends.
By simply spinning the wheel, which is light and easy to pass around, clients took it in turns to each select from the four available categories, covering the past and present and active and creative areas of one’s life.
Lots of laughter was had by all, and it was a lovely way to while away an afternoon over a nice cuppa. Owing to its popularity and client feedback, ‘Call to mind’ will definitely be a regularly played board game at Safe Haven from now on.
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