Sort the Tools - Ambient Wall Activity Panel, AMH-AAT560
Residents are invited to sort out and place tools and items found in the workshop back into their place. Designed for people living with dementia.
Sort the Tools - Ambient Wall Activity Panel, AMH-AAT560.
23¾"H x 23¾"W x 2"D. Two yr warranty. Hardware included.
A sort and match activity, that asks residents to sort out and place tools and other items found in the
workshop back into their designated place. Easy to see and easy to grasp pictorial image spindles.
About Ambient Activities
Ambient Activities employ Montessori methods to build functional capacity through appropriate design. The activities are meaningful and purposeful, self-correcting, aesthetically pleasing with simple instructions. The products have good contrast, logical progression, and are readily available and accessible in the environment.
Ambient Activities do not replace structured recreational programs but are meant to enhance the overall opportunities to engage individuals living with dementia and to enrich their environment with engaging and meaningful stimuli. The ultimate outcome of Ambient Activities is to elicit feelings of well-being for individuals living with dementia and to act as a resource to relieve caregiver distress brought on by undesirable responsive behaviour.
The Importance of Priming
Depending on the remaining cognitive ability of the resident, residents may be challenged to initially self-engage with Ambient Activity. ‘Priming’ is the process of directing the resident to the activity, introducing and going through the function of that activity. This may mean physically helping the resident with ‘hand over hand’ direction which will help stimulate ‘memory though movement’. Priming may be required several times until the resident is conditioned to initiate and engage with the activity on their own accord.
Crafted in Canada, specifically for commercial use, products are designed to uphold against constant use in public areas.