Finding easy interventions and activities for residents living with dementia doesn’t always need lots of extra prep work and planning. Ideal for anyone living with dementia, sifting and sorting bins provides cognitive stimulation and improves fine motor skills. Even better, these bins are easy to keep around the nursing station or in an easily accessible closet to grab for an activity.
It encourages reminiscing, it's easy to use and it's failure free.
Head to your local thrift shore, beach or dollar store to fill your beach/seashell bin.
Your bins should offer enough supplies to allow for a good sorting or sifting experience, but not enough to overwhelm the person. For example, a small jar of various buttons is a great idea, but a giant gallon-sized bag may be too much.
You'll want to keep an eye for any residents who put objects into their mouths.