What we like about these products.......
It is most often very hard to find products that offer so much value to those in middle and late stage Alzheimer's. But here is one product especially designed with a proven history of success. Useful for the person in middle and late stages of AD. Useful for the Caregiver caring for a person in the middle and late stages of AD.
The Alzheimers Store, Ageless Design Inc. Florida USA
The Activity Table Covers have been enthusiastically accepted by the residents and are providing them with much enjoyment. They are well made and the colours and texture of the materials are bright and eye catching which grabs their attention immediately. Then they are eager to touch the covers, do up the zips, undo the pockets and look inside. All these activities are things we take for granted but can be a whole world of reminiscing for residents with dementia who may not have thought or have done these actions for a long time.
Major Robert Lucas
Moyne Salvation Army Nursing Home,
I was so excited to receive the Activity Companions this morning. I rushed to the Dining room and set up the Springtime activity mat for a lady with poor sight, but who responds well to touch. She was very surprised to find gloves in the pockets. The Activity mats will be enjoyed by lots of people within the facility.
Recreational Activity Officer
McQuoin Park Catholic Healthcare
You cannot believe the wonderful surprise I received with the arrival of the Activity Companions. They have put a smile on many faces here at St Anne's Nursing Home, Hunters Hill. I felt I needed to share the joy so I gave half to our other nursing home also run by the Sister of St. Josephs in Darlinghurst. The Diversional Therapist was moved to tears.
Thank you for the Activity Companions. We have found them to be a wonderful contribution to our facility as they provide hours of entertainment, relaxation and amusement for our residents that suffer Alzheimer's and Dementia. The colours and designs are bright and interesting and ensure that our residents are much less likely to become frustrated or angry with their condition or just simply bored through inactivity.
Now they have a fantastic way to entertain themselves when there is no one available for them to interact with. I'm sure you are aware that people suffering from these conditions often require large amounts of one on one time from staff and relatives and this is not always possible.
I have already received several compliments and Thank You's from resident's family and friends who have seen how much their loved ones are enjoying themselves. It gives them great pleasure to see their elderly father or mother etc either gradually remembering things from their past or maybe by seeing bits and pieces of the "old them" shining through once more through the Activity Companions.
Recreational Activities Officer
Wesley Heights Nursing Home
"Restless and/or agitated behaviour in a resident
with a dementing illness is a difficult problem for healthcare workers
of residential aged care facilities to address.
A tactile diversion to alternative activities
destimulates this behaviour by replacing it with a calmer activity. The
Activity Companion has proved successful in achieving this outcome, with
residents of this facility by reducing boredom and agitation."
Deputy of Nursing,
The Buckland Convalescent Hospital, Springwood. NSW
"We have conducted a trial of
the Activity Companion and found it to have a calming effect on residents
of our nursing home who are suffering from dementing illnesses.
Director of Nursing,
The Ritz Nursing Home, Leura. NSW
you for giving Otway Pioneers House the opportunity of trialling the Activity
Companion sets. During the trial period we have observed that for immobile
Residents suffering from Dementia this resource has offered alternative
therapy in the form of tactile stimulation, and can be a source of comfort.
None of the Residents trialled have expressed any form of negativity towards
this activity, which has kept them occupied in an appropriate manner for
lengthy periods, in comparison to their normal occupation. Having our
own Activity sets enable us to assess Residents as to appropriateness
and relevance with a view to the Nurse Manager approaching families to
purchase the package for their Resident, whilst having them available
if the families are unable to do so."
Pam Clark Otway Pioneers House, Colac Victoria.
Companion is beautiful. Mum is so happy fiddling with the rings at the
Thank you for
the Springtime Activity Companion which looks so beautiful and so well
presented and thank you for the beautiful little gloves in the pockets.
I am embroidering a hanky with "I love you etc" and shall get some hair
clips and a brush as you suggested. I am so grateful to you! keep up the
good work and blessings, Rosemary....Vaucluse Sydney.
I have left
the Highlander Activity Companion with the Diversional Therapist with
instructions if my husband, who is very ill, is not able to respond it
is to be given to someone who may benefit. You are to be congratulated
for your creativity in developing such an unique product to assist people
in need.......... Elsie,........Chullora NSW
me say congratulations and thanks for the inspiration and for doing something
to help Alzheimers sufferers. My mother is 90 and I care for her at home
on our cattle property in Central Queensland and thus find little help
and activity out here. The Activity Companion looks like being the answer......Cecilia....Queensland.
Thank you for
your prompt service, The Springtime looks lovely, I will take it to my
Mum in the Nursing Home to-morrow morning. I'm sure she will be thrilled
with it as she used to do a lot of sewing for charities, has always been
interested in materials and how things are made and am sure will provide
her with many hours of satisfaction and pleasure....
Helen ... Dee Why.. Sydney
Thank you for
Springtime Activity Companion. It 's really beautiful the way it is made
up. My Mother in Law will love it, it has a Lady's touch to it. I know
you will do well with this project. Regards....Paula...Sydney.
Thank you so
much for the Highlander Activity Companion, it is already proving a success
with my Father. ..Nevoli...Turramurra Sydney.
Thank you for
the Springtime Activity Companion, my Mother is enjoying it, it is so