Play with Paper Dolls

 

Paper dolls are a fun way to stimulate conversation about the past.  No longer designed just for small children, today you can find paper dolls for adults spanning topics and people from sports to movie starts, to traditional costumes of other time periods and other cultures.  The book above features actors dressed as they were in their favorite roles.  What a fun way to reminisce not only about any paper dolls the person with memory loss may have had in the past, but also the actors and their roles.  You could even make it a multi-sensory experience by having one of the films playing in the background (as long as that wasn’t too distracting/over-stimulating for the person with dementia).

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: