Designed by our memory care experts. Goldentouch stimulates each of the five senses through structured activities that our residents both enjoy and respond well to. We offer numerous activities that residents can participate in either individually or in a group, depending on their preferences. This holistic approach works to enhance each person’s quality of life.
Anything that we can feel on our skin can be stimulating to our memories. Providing objects to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease encourages reminiscence and is mentally stimulating. For example, giving someone a bag of sand or seashells could evoke memories of their summers at the beach.
As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the ability to communicate verbally will often diminish. Involving the residents in art activities can help foster a different way of communicating while also reminiscing.
Many events in our lives involve food, which is why we often associate certain dishes with specific memories. We give our residents the opportunity to cook and bake with supervision or assistance because the tastes and smells may help them to recall a memory from their past.
Music therapy can have a profound impact on individuals with memory loss by sparking memories, easing agitation, and enhancing our residents’ moods.
Our senses of smell may evoke memories and feelings related to a familiar aroma. Studies have shown certain scents used in aromatherapy can have a positive effect on individuals with memory loss. Some of these scents include lavender, peppermint, and rosemary.