Fidget Toys Can Soothe Seniors With Dementia
When a senior with dementia is stressed or anxious, you can often see it in their hands. They tend to pull at their clothes or bedding, rub their skin, and twist their fingers when they’re upset or agitated. According to experts, sensory therapy, including the use of “fidget toys,” can safely soothe these seniors by keeping their hands busy in a productive and positive way. Items with interesting and varying textures and weights also can capture the attention of seniors with dementia, and help to ease their anxiety and nervousness.