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Tuesday, Nov. 26th 2019

Senior Memory Care Kansas City Ideas That Inspire Daily Living

Senior memory care Kansas City presents many challenges for caregivers and finding ways to make everyday life better is the focus of the Clover Care Home staff. Exercising one’s creativity is good for brain health – in fact, studies have found that participating in arts and crafts actually reduces the risk of developing cognitive impairment. 

Introducing crafts into daily activities is an inventive and enjoyable way for seniors to keep their hands occupied and stay socially engaged. Senior memory care Kansas City offers many interesting crafting activities that are adaptable to almost every senior’s interests and skill level, including knitting, quilting, painting and scrapbooking. In addition, engaging in these types of hands-on activities not only help seniors stay involved socially, but they also improve motor skills, alleviate anxiety and significantly reduce stress.

Mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss called mild cognitive impairment.” [Science Daily]

Here are a few examples of craft projects and life enrichment activities that senior memory care Kansas City offers for people with mild dementia and other disabilities.

  1. Pressed flowers—Salvage some pretty flowers from a bouquet and place between two sheets of wax paper. Lay a heavy book on top to weigh it down and let it sit overnight. Once the flowers are totally flat they can be laminated, or used to decorate greeting cards, bookmarks, or photo frames.
  2. Greeting cards—Making homemade cards for loved ones is a great way to let them know you’re thinking about them. Using paper, stickers, fabric, ribbons, and many other materials you can make fun and creative cards for any occasion.
  3. Memory quilt—Making a personalized memory quilt is a fantastic way to repurpose old clothing items, such as favorite t-shirts, baby blankets, a wedding dress or military uniform. It’s a wonderful gift idea, too!
  4. Ornaments—Recycling old wool sweaters into simple embroidered heart ornaments. 
  5. Picture frame—It’s fun and easy to decorate wooden picture frames with buttons, beads, ribbons, paint, stickers, and glitter. Add a photo of you and your grandkids as a memento of your time together.

Seniors also experience physical limitations as their cognitive awareness progressively declines. Their mobility can become severely restricted and rising from a seated position and walking are extremely limited, or they may be unable to walk at all. However, it is still possible for them to experience the joys of crafting when senior memory care Kansas City adapts crafting activities, such as providing special equipment like larger knitting needles and heavier gauge yarn, to accommodate their limitations. For example, power tools can be set up at tables for use by seniors who have difficulty standing, and magnifying glasses can help people with severe vision loss.

Clover Care Home senior memory care Kansas City encompasses a wide range of services that include arts and crafts activities, daily exercise, music therapy and more. Seniors can have a very rewarding life at Clover Care Home. Call us today to schedule a consultation or visit us online for more information.

CLOVER CARE HOME 

913-991-2605

6320 Zarda Drive

Shawnee, KS 66226

Providing excellent dementia and Alzheimer’s long-term care since 2013


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The care our mom has received at Clover Care has been nothing short of exceptional. The country setting helps to add to the inviting atmosphere in which our mom has thrived. The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and caring. Clover Care has made a difficult situation seem like a natural transition in life. We would recommend it to anyone looking for long term care of a loved one.

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