For the past couple of months Ryton Towers have been trialling out a range of products from the company Active Minds. Activity Coordinator, Joanne had previously used their products in her previous job, so she couldn’t wait to use them again with the residents, knowing they would enjoy them. The box she has at the moment includes aqua paints, chatterbox cards, magnetic jigsaws and giant jigsaws. These make wonderful activities for residents and help encourage group interaction as well as improving coordination, memory and confidence.

Active Minds has recently given Joanne another box to trial, which was the scentscapes box. Designed specifically for people with mid to late stage dementia.  It involves listening to the soundscape whilst smelling the scents. This is used to evoke memories and is a brilliant activity for people with dementia. 

It has been a huge hit with the residents and they have thoroughly enjoyed using the scentscapes box. Find out more about Active Minds, simply click here

Helen Lawson