Open The Door… to MemoriesTime
Our MemoriesTime sessions are meaningful, enjoyable and person-centred. They’re colourful, interesting and fun, designed to trigger treasured memories. Our activities draw on the long term memory and combined with physical and social activity encourage participation, communication and connection.
Our sessions also encourage self -expression as we use scarves, ribbons, balls and more to provide tactile stimulation, improving mood, and physical fitness.
All our sessions at Open The Door include music, & MemoriesTime is no exception. We provide a fantastic selection of music & sound as we use ‘noise makers’ including bells and percussion to explore songs, beats, & rhythm. Exercising fingers, hands & arms as we shake to the music, we encourage the use of a combination of skills.
Creating an engaging environment, with bright and colourful attractions, and moving points of interest for older people in the community, and those living with all stages of Dementia, our MemoriesTime sessions can reduce agitation, anxiety, & apathy.
They’re a ‘delight to the senses’ encouraging a more fulfilled, worthwhile, and happier quality of life for dementia sufferers and their carers.
MemoriesTime sessions often include our Open The Door Parachute with games & activities alongside. This is always an exciting time together, where fun & physical activity combine together to bring many special moments of laughter & smiles.
Our Discovery Baskets & Memories Baskets always get people talking & reminiscing & this is often a time of great sharing together with carers. You’ll be surprised at the topics of conversation which begin at the sight of old pictures & objects. We encourage everyone to ‘dive in’, touch, feel & even smell the objects in the baskets!