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Dementia Sensory Products

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


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Calicoclair Dementia Sensory Products are made individually to reflect the needs, interests and likes of the recipient. They may be cushions, lap aprons or larger blankets and sensory stimulation through touch and visual stimuli. All items are machine washable and can be personalised with a name on the back. Prices start from £30 plus postage, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Reviews (1)

1 review for Dementia Sensory Products

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Liz Baker

    I manage a Nursing Home in Kidderminster. I talked to Clair and asked if she could make me some sensory items for my residents. I hadn’t much idea of what I even wanted! Clair asked me to talk to other staff and relatives and think about what might attract and stimulate memories. We then got together with Clair, gave her some of our ideas, and she got to work on the first of our cushions. Since then she has also made us lap aprons that have been made with individual people in mind and personalised to their past interests and hobbies. We have one lady who holds her cushion and uses it for hours at a time. She has advanced dementia and until the cushion, used to fall asleep for long periods during the day. We give it to her in the morning after breakfast. It has a small zipped pocket on one of the patches. In the pocket there are 3 cords, she takes them out of the pocket and strokes them over and over. She will then Plait or knot them and may tuck them back in. The cushion then gets turned corner to corner, each corner has something different for her to touch and examine with different colours, textures and buttons. I used to bring the covers home to wash them turned inside out on a cool wash. Now they tend to get washed at work with all sorts of washing on varying temperatures. After 18 months they are still used on a daily basis and although they are a little lovingly worn. They have been more than worth the money. Thank you Clair x

    • Calico Clair

      Hi Liz, thank you so much for taking the time to write this. I love making the sensory products and to know that they make a difference is amazing. Love Clair x

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