Students at Challney High School for Boys in Luton have very generously given up their time to create new ‘Distraction Boards’ for the L&D’s patients with dementia. The students have worked with teaching staff and our own Voluntary Services Department to create these new sensory boards.
We hope the boards will provide some stimulating activity with a focus on problem solving and recall using familiar locks and latches used in the home. They will be a welcome sensory activity for the person with dementia.
On behalf of our patients and staff, the L&D would like to thank the boys at Challney High School for volunteering their time to this project. We would also like to thank AJ Hardware Store in Stopsley, Luton who donated most of the materials for the boys to carry out this important project.
The boards were presented to the L&D (Karen Bush – Voluntary Services Manager and Yvonne Weldon – Dementia Specialist Nurse) on Wednesday 15th July at Challney High School for Boys.
If you are able to help us in creating more Distraction Boards and other items such as sensory cushions and aprons, please contact the Voluntary Services Department on 01582 497384 – we would love to hear from you.
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