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I am working on new programs for the alzhimers unit and I need new ideas for task tables I have been doing alot with them but I have been running out of ideas. So if anyone has any ideas for task tables I would greatly appreciate it. I am also looking for good ideas for night activitys if anyone has any. thank you terri

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I am working on new programs for the alzhimers unit and I need new ideas for task tables I have been doing alot with them but I have been running out of ideas. So if anyone has any ideas for task tables I would greatly appreciate it. I am also looking for good ideas for night activitys if anyone has any. thank you terri

 

If you use some type of playdough in your facility, you might find it handy to have the residents make the playdough from scratch. It will seem like a cook prep activity to them and then they will be able to use the finished product during other activities. There are plenty of recipes for playdough online. Here's one for no cook playdough:

 

1 c. water

3 c. flour

1 1/2 c. salt

1/4 c. oil

Food coloring

 

Mix in a bowl. Add more flour if too sticky. Store in a ziplock bag when finished.

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As far as night activities, I have an assistant who does "Sensory Exercises" with the residents on Tuesday nights. It is a room-to-room activity, where she will take something around such as sand, texture balls, or her dog, to engage the residents in an exercise of the senses. It has proven to be very therapeutic! :rolleyes:

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If you use some type of playdough in your facility, you might find it handy to have the residents make the playdough from scratch. It will seem like a cook prep activity to them and then they will be able to use the finished product during other activities. There are plenty of recipes for playdough online. Here's one for no cook playdough:

 

1 c. water

3 c. flour

1 1/2 c. salt

1/4 c. oil

Food coloring

 

Mix in a bowl. Add more flour if too sticky. Store in a ziplock bag when finished.

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If you use some type of playdough in your facility, you might find it handy to have the residents make the playdough from scratch. It will seem like a cook prep activity to them and then they will be able to use the finished product during other activities. There are plenty of recipes for playdough online. Here's one for no cook playdough:

 

1 c. water

3 c. flour

1 1/2 c. salt

1/4 c. oil

Food coloring

 

Mix in a bowl. Add more flour if too sticky. Store in a ziplock bag when finished.

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The first one is my favorite

 

Play Dough

 

1 cup flour

1/4 cup salt

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 cup hot water

 

In a non-stick pan, mix the dry ingredients. Slowly add the water and mix. Add food coloring. Mix. Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes until it is in a clump; stirring constantly. Place on wax paper, the counter, or cutting board. Knead for a couple of minutes (let it cool if it needs to). Store in covered container or a sealable plastic bag in the refrigerator.

 

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Colorful Play Dough

 

 

1 cup flour

1/4 cup salt

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 cup hot water

A few drops of food coloring (or a package of unsweetened soft drink mix)

 

In a non-stick pan, mix the dry ingredients. Slowly add the water and mix. Add food coloring. Mix. Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes until it is in a clump; stirring constantly. Place on wax paper, the counter, or cutting board. Knead for a couple of minutes (let it cool if needed). Store covered container or sealable plastic bag in the refrigerator.

 

 

Oatmeal Playdough

 

 

 

  • 1 part flour
  • 1 part water
  • 2 parts oatmeal

Mix all ingredients until smooth. Knead. Non-edible but not toxic if eaten by mistake.

 

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