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Activity & Engagement

FIT Kits™

Are a unique collection of items to stimulate and engage a person who is living with dementia at any stage. Staying engaged and active is important for overall physical and emotional well-being.

Funded by the National Institute on Aging, FIT Kits™ have been designed and tested by dementia care experts to provide ways to keep people with dementia active and to promote fun and interesting things to do. Each Kit™ includes a copy of FIT’s exclusive handbook, “Understanding Dementia”.   


The Dementia Dog Project

Builds services for people with dementia that brings dogs back into their lives or supports them to continue their relationship with dogs. It aims to prove that dogs can help people with dementia maintain their waking, sleeping and eating routine, remind them to take medication, improve confidence, keep them active and engaged with their local community, as well as providing a constant companion who will reassure when facing new and unfamiliar situations.

The Alzheimer's Creativity Project

A few words about Creativity by: Dr. Jytte Fogh Lokvig
I use the term CREATIVITY, not simply in the popular references to the creative arts, but in its broadest sense of how we approach everything we do throughout the day. Creativity to me means letting go of our old notions of doing something, being open to new experiences and allowing ourselves to be open to think out of the box and go with the flow and ebb of our situation and the people we work with.

Brainy Day Activity Program

The Brainy Day Activity Program was created to provide daily activities to enhance the lives of individuals with dementia. The program is self-contained, user-friendly and works equally well at home or in a long-term care community. Brainy Day is user-friendly and completely turnkey.

The Brainy Day Activity Program includes our sturdy yellow tote, 7 individual re-sealable bags with product and over 67 individual and group activities that were created to meet the cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals with memory loss. These activities provide achievable challenges, true engagement, purpose, laughter and joy.


Sit and Be Fit

A non-profit organization that produces America's award winning television exercise series, Sit and Be Fit. Each chair exercise program is carefully researched and designed by host Mary Ann Wilson, RN and a team of physical therapists, doctors, and exercise specialists. Sit and Be Fit has been broadcast since 1987 on PBS stations to over 86 million U.S. households annually, and is recognized by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) as a "Best Practice" program in health promotion and aging. 

AMM - Ashby Memory Method

A therapeutic program for anyone already experiencing memory loss and wanting to actively fight the decline associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Because it is a completely non-invasive drug free program, there are none of the often dangerous side effects associated with taking additional medications. Because there is no clear line between normal age–related changes and the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Innovation Institute recommends that people diagnosed with dementia and their families should consider starting AMM as early as possible after diagnosis.

Doodling For Seniors & Doodling For Seniors Garden Version

Stimulate the mind of individuals with later stage and advanced brain change due to Stroke, Aphasia ,or Dementia including Alzheimer's. These large pictoral "connect the dots" worksheets are designed to entertain and engage as well as help to maintain eye hand co-ordination with stimulation of fine motor skills. The books contain:

  • Large Dot-to-Dot Pictures with Conversational Phrases
  • Simple word puzzles with hints and Illustrative Math

UK Online Activity Toolkit

Developed by the British College of Occupational Therapists (COT), the Toolkit consists of five separate sections aimed at a range of audiences including care home residents, their family and friends; care home staff, owners and managers; commissioners and inspectors; and occupational therapists. - See more at: http://www.cot.co.uk/living-well-care-homes#sthash.1CFoI6j0.dpuf

The toolkit is free online resource full of practical ideas of how to support care home residents to live their lives doing the day-to-day activities that are important to them. The toolkit promotes dignity and respect, mental and physical wellbeing and integration into the community. It includes free training materials and audit tools to review and evidence aspects of care such as personalisation and choice.


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Positive Approach to Care

Teepa Snow’s philosophy and education is reflective of her life-long journey professionally caring for and personally living with various forms of dementia. This person-centered approach evolved to meet the complex and unique needs of individuals using effective and structured technique. Teepa and her company strive to grow appreciation of differences that will lead to better care and support of those living with changing abilities.