Do you know someone who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia? Both Alex and Ricky had parents who suffered and they'd like to share with you an idea that Alex's mother found particularly comforting. It is an activity mat.

Activity mats are designed to safely stimulate and soothe people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, ADD, head trauma, or persons recovering from strokes. They are generally customized to the individual as you can see in this video with Alex and Ricky.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has a PDF with directions and photos to help you create your own activity mat. Click here to download.

#2 Rhonda White 2019-11-14 16:09
In Australia they are called Sensory Quilts although we often refer to them as Fiddle Quilts as they are not always looked at whilst being used but keep the hands busy fiddling. They are such a great idea and we our patchwork and craft group makes lots for Hospitals and nursing homes in our area. They are as much fun to make and discuss and can be made from scraps. Thanks for putting it out there.
#1 marie trichka 2019-11-14 13:11
know your mom isn't here yet, but these are fun to make
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