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Tips & Tricks for setting up a Life Skills Room to help teach students with Autism important life skills & vocational taskts! From theautismhelper.com

Life Skills Room - The Autism Helper

Tips & Tricks for setting up a Life Skills Room to help teach students with Autism important life skills & vocational taskts! From theautismhelper.com

Everyday do it yourself adaptations

Do-It-Yourself Designs for Daily Living

How older Americans are reimagining household objects from soap to straws to make their lives easier.

Plumbers Puzzle for Patients with Dementia

Pool noodle card holders

Teacher Hack: Pool-Noodle Card Holders - The Brown Bag Teacher

Hello friends! If you are a regular reader, you know we love games in our classroom – especially card games. It’s the perfect opportunity to practice core math and reading skills under the pretense of fun! 🙂 With my 1st graders, the struggle of handling the playing cards is REAL. Most of the time, the...

Sky Factory virtual skylights, windows, & digital cinema display! How awesome! What a great idea for healthcare settings.

SkyView - 4k UHD Virtual Skylight

Sky Factory SkyV Digital Cinema Display is a virtual skylight displaying the essence of nature's sky events in vivid, hours-long, UltraHD sequences.

Encouraging the elderly to participate in scheduled activities can be challenging. Lack of engagement is a common problem. It is important that you identify any barriers - whether perceived or real - that might be preventing residents from getting involved.

How to motivate residents in long term care

Encouraging the elderly to participate in scheduled activities can be challenging. Lack of engagement is a common problem. It is important that you identify any barriers - whether perceived or real - that might be preventing residents from getting involved.

Good idea for arts and crafts to adapt for people with limited fine motor skills! add something thicker on the utensil for the individual to grip more easily

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Good idea for arts and crafts to adapt for people with limited fine motor skills! add something thicker on the utensil for the individual to grip more easily

56 Best Senior #Caregiving Tools [Infographic]

56 Best Senior Caregiving Tools

If you’re a caregiver, undoubtedly you’ve scoured the Internet for information, services, and support to help you in your caregiving journey. But how many times have you walked away from the computer overwhelmed by the sheer number of websites out there? Thankfully, Ryan McEniff, owner of Minute Women Home Care, took the time to evaluate... Read more »

Adapting and modifying games for seniors is necessary for all sorts of different reasons. As well as for those living with dementia, games need to be modified for those who use wheelchairs and those with impaired vision or sensory loss.

Games for People Living with Dementia

Playing games in long term care facilities & nursing homes offers clients much more than just entertainment. The impact that playing games has on the health and well-being of individuals has been well documented. Playing games provides an important source of relaxation, socialization and mental stimulation. In this article we cover: Benefits of Playing Games Adapting Games to Match Abilities 20+ Games for People Living with Dementia

Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly: Redesigning a Home for Dementia Care. Number one improve lighting.

Redesigning a Home for Dementia Care

Alzheimer's Weekly * Free at AlzWeekly.com

Chose a colorful bag, something that catches the eye, silk, or any other fabric that feels good to the touch. You don`t want to be able to see through the bag. Find random objects, such as kitchen utensils, keys, padlock. Ideal reminiscing game for seniors.

What's In the Bag

This is an ideal reminiscing game for seniors that you can put together quickly and inexpensively.

Spiritual support for people with dementia in nursing homes and other care facilities is vital to their well-being and a requisite for the holistic care we strive to achieve

10 Spiritual Activities for people with Alzheimer's Disease

Spiritual support for people with dementia in nursing homes and other care facilities is vital to their well-being and a requisite for the holistic care we strive to achieve

Are you a family of a child with special or medical needs? Do you know someone who is? Then this is the must have resource for grants for medical equipment such as wheelchairs or adaptive bikes, grants to help with medical costs, wish organizations and other ways you can brighten up your child’s day.  I... Read More »

Babysitting Children with Special Needs

Are you a family of a child with special or medical needs? Do you know someone who is? Then this is the must have resource for grants for medical equipment such as wheelchairs or adaptive bikes, grants to help with medical costs, wish organizations and other ways you can brighten up your child’s day. I... Read More »

Rain sticks are well loved by babies and older children. They are also particularly good for people living with dementia.  They remind people of the sound of gently falling rain, which is harmonious and relaxing.

Sensory Rain Sticks

Rain sticks are well loved by babies and older children. They are also particularly good for people living with dementia. They remind people of the sound of gently falling rain, which is harmonious and relaxing.

Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities for Persons with Dementia

Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities for Persons with Dementia, a book by Dowling, James R.