Dementia Awareness Week Art Class at Tall Trees

During Dementia Awareness Week, Tall Trees ran a series of events and activities for our residents and those living with dementia.

On 17th May, we organised a special Dementia Awareness Week Art Class for our residents in our Quiet Lounge. Despite the early start we had ten of our residents all eagerly looking to taking part.

Our art class is held on a regular basis and is very popular with our residents. We work with a variety of different media and techniques to keep our residents motivated and engaged but as this was Dementia Awareness Week, we decided to make the focus of this session special and concentrated on sensory activities such as touching, feeling, 3D art, etc.

As we know, sensory stimulation can be anything that stimulates one of our five senses and we can create art from everyday objects that will provide a variety of stimulation to any or all of these. In recent studies, appropriate sensory stimulation for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia has been shown to decrease agitation and restlessness, as well as improve sleep. These symptoms can be very common and by using these techniques we can improve the quality of life for our residents as well as our care team.

A couple of relatives joined us too and every single piece of art was amazing. The residents had a nice time working on them and at the end of the class everyone was very proud of what they achieved.

Afterwards, we organised an exhibition at the reception area with all the paintings, where everybody, residents, our team, families, friends as well as visitors could all admire and enjoy.

Daphne G., one of our residents who previously was an Art Teacher said:

“I had a very good time doing this and it helped remember the time when I was teaching Art to my students!”

Tall Trees

Address

Burford Road,
Shipton under Wychwood,
Chipping Norton,
Oxfordshire,
OX7 6DB

Contact
0808 223 5540
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