Cushions help to connect

Louise Hancock and Louise Jones of Amana Living with Jeni Winslow, Linda Burns and Dora Tan of the Dianella Stake Relief Society.
Louise Hancock and Louise Jones of Amana Living with Jeni Winslow, Linda Burns and Dora Tan of the Dianella Stake Relief Society.

Members of the Stake Relief Society spent 10 months creating more than 40 elaborate sensory items before presenting them to Amana Living staff Louise Hancock and Louise Jones.

‘These cushions will be a wonderful way to help our residents and clients living with dementia to connect through tactile and visual stimulation, especially those who are no longer able to communicate verbally,’ Amana Living chief executive Ray Glickman said.

‘They may also bring back memories for those who used to enjoy craft activities in their younger days.

Several volunteers in the relief society have experience in caring for people living with dementia.

Cushions will also be distributed to residential care facilities in Bull Creek, Salter Point and Lesmurdie.