Therapeutic touch is so beneficial to clients who are bed bound, chair bound or house bound. Spending time attending to their aches and pains is time well spent.
For a client living with dementia, a gentle hand on the back can remind the body of the love they experienced in their past. Actively listening to a lady of 103 years old speak about how her body is failing her might offer her a person centred experience and within this she feels accepted and validated.
There is nothing we should not do for our elders.
Participants are invited to join in a guided relaxation exercise. We begin with a simple check in. We might do some deep breathing and then we close our eyes and go on a journey. This encourages embodiment, acceptance and calm. Regular practise is encouraged.
Nothing takes the mind back to a memory like a smell or a tune. A range of fruits, herbs, spices, flowers and music are used to remember. We tell stories about what these aromas meant for us.