The Cushion which recently won the Soroptimist’s regional rose bowl competition was designed and produced by members of the group to help raise the awareness of dementia. The cushion will now be used by Townfield & Coach House who care for up to 28 people with dementia for sensory stimulation and a talking point within the home.
The Soroptimist’s are a group of women who meet regularly for both formal meetings and social events. Their main aims are to improve the lives of women and girls in the local area, UK and across the world.
John Timmins Managing Director of Townfield Care Ltd stated “The dementia cushion which the group have designed and kindly donated to the home will be used by many people we care for and support.
Studies into sensory stimulation have shown that activities which stimulate the mind can be key to alleviating stress and discomfort. Often people with dementia become restless and the stimulation of the activity cushions can help to reduce many issues such as wandering or restlessness. The cushion will not only keep hands busy, but it will provide a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation as well as Helping to keep hands and wrists active and supple aiding circulation.
The cushions will also be used by our activity co-ordinator as a talking point for reminiscing with some for the people we care for about their lives, jobs and hobbies which they have”
If you would like to more information on the Soroptimist’s or how to join then please follow this link to their website