Music stays in the memory of people with dementia longer, as it is stored in a different part of the brain. Music can bring back positive memories and even those who have trouble speaking!
Make a Surprise Swirl Cake
Sensory stimulation through the touch of the dough and smell of the cake makes baking a great activity for Valentine's day. Get creative with colour by making a swirl cake that will also strengthen balance when standing ... not to mention the arm workout when mixing ingredients!
Reminisce about how you met your loved one or about first dates. This is great for getting the rest of the family involved too!
Where did you go on your first date?
How old were you?
What were you wearing?
Who approached whom? Who introduced you?
Was it love at first sight? Second sight?
Is there a special song you remember him/her by?
Did you keep it a secret for a while? Perhaps you told your best friend?
Did you organise a second date there and then?