Activities Matter

Invaluable reference book of approx 50 games and activities

Inspired by a resident with dementia who one night took the phone to pieces just to have something to do with his hands! He and others needed something to do, so this book of games and activities was written.

Activities Matter contains sections on:
  • Board games and table-top games
  • Theme days and evenings - great for involving family members and the community
  • Craft ideas
  • Singalongs

Highlights the important of the involvement of the activity organiser and friends and relatives.

"This will help staff get to know their clients, which will then better the clients' care... the games will give them something they do together and will open communication between staff and clients."
Sam Karslake, NVQ trainer and assessor

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (2579)

'comprehensive and full of great ideas... I liked the variety of activities that covered a range of skills and abilities... enhances residents' participation and reinforces life learning.' A Daniel, Teacher and Independent Reviewer