Relaxing Natural Therapy, Relief for Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Autism, Dementia & Sensory Problems
There are many forms of Dementia, Alzheimer's disease being one and other common types include vascular dementia or dementia with Lewy bodies.
The word dementia derives from the Latin words dis, meaning 'away from', and mens meaning 'mind'. In simple terms this is a mental deterioration caused by the death of brain tissues. People with dementia may have rapid mood swings from 'hot' (high emotions) to 'cool' (low emotions) and vice versa; it is important to create a 'still' level. Sharing emotions with someone who has dementia is paramount to gaining their understanding and trust and one of the most successful ways of doing this is to be as close to natural things that nature creates. Quiet and placid actions are best validated by making the person believe that you have matched what he/she is demonstrating. The soothing effect of Calmer by Nature needs no spoken explanation as everyone instinctively understands and connects with nature; just quietness and visionary indulgence helps keep your loved one or patient in control of their mental capacity in a harmonious, tranquil state of mind.
Calmer by Nature is a major supplier of products to the Alzheimer's Society.
At Poldhu we have been using your DVD's and CD's for a while now and have found them very useful for a number of resident's needs in the following areas:-
We watch the DVD'S as a group and imagine we are travelling along the river and through woodlands, after we have watched the film we talk together about the memories it brings back and it encourages residents to talk to each other and also gives them confidence to do this.
Our residents with Dementia like to watch the films in our sensory room one to one where there are no distractions they find this very calming.
Lounge & Visitors
We also have a lounge area where people sit and chat but find the DVD'S are good for background use to just look up from what they are doing and watch. Also our visitors enjoy watching them.
We use them for the people we have who suffer from sundowners, It gives them a distraction and find it helps them settle before having supper and going to bed which can be a very difficult time for them and the staff.
We have a lady who has very severe anxiety we use the CD for her and it relaxes her to the stage that she calms right down and even relaxes and goes to sleep listening to it.
The Staff also benefit from them as they sometimes have stressful times in the day and find if they can sit in our sensory room for 5 to 10 mins just watching a bit of the DVD they feel relaxed and calmer to continue with their work.
In fact I have even taken one home with me after a very busy and stressful day sat down with a glass of wine put my feet up and put the DVD on and completely relaxed........ Bliss thank you.
"The home where my husband is should try this....may I show it to them?.....it would really allow the older people to remember happy times - a conversation starter - it's so difficult sometimes to find things to talk about when people have forgotten - this would help make it easier."
"Played it in the afternoon and the evening to the residents, it made them relaxed and sleepy, but this did not worry them, as it would have, had they have missed anything when they wake like other films or programmes on the TV. A blind resident said she enjoyed the nice sounds of birds, etc. They found the film 'very calming and peaceful."