June 27, 2016

cold weather indoor activities

1) Aquarium Classics by the ABC
Turn your TV or computer into a virtual aquarium: all the calm and tranquillity of a well-stocked fish tank, completely hassle-free! This DVD offers four different aquariums – three freshwater and one salt water – for you to enjoy with your choice of serene classical music or natural ambient sounds. No glass to clean, no temperature gauges to adjust, no fishfood to buy: just sparkling clean water, and the soothing beauty of exotic fish, filmed in high-definition widescreen, with soundtracks specially designed to soothe and relax.
Track Listing:
SAINT-SAËNS The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals
ELGAR Sospiri (Sighs)
GLUCK Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orphée et Eurydice
RESPIGHI Siciliana from Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3
SCHUMANN Träumerei (Reverie) from Kinderscenen (Scenes from Childhood)
SATIE orch. DEBUSSY Gymnopédie No. 1
ELGAR Dream Children: I. Andante
HANDEL Largo (Ombra mai fù) from Xerxes
SATIE orch. DEBUSSY Gymnopédie No. 3
ELGAR Dream Children: II. Allegretto piacevole
FAURÉ Sicilienne from Pelléas et Mélisande
JS BACH Sinfonia from the Christmas Oratorio
PACHELBEL Canon in D major
GEMINIANI Concerto IV (D major): I. Andante
JS BACH Sinfonia from Cantata BWV156 ‘Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe’
DEBUSSY La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with Flaxen Hair) from Preludes, Book I
LISZT Consolation No. 3 in D-flat major
MOZART Adagio for Glass Harmonica
MARCELLO arr. BACH Adagio from Concerto in D minor, BWV974
SATIE Gnossienne No. 2
SAINT-SAËNS Aquarium from The Carnival of the Animals

2) the  Aquarium
Always wanted a fishtank, but could never afford the price tag? Or maybe you just don't need all the hassle and bother that goews with maintenance. Then simply place The Aquarium into your DVD player, hit play and enjoy! With the choice of fishtank sounds or relaxing background music, you can now have all the enjoyment of a fishtank at home without the hassle.

3) Coral reef dreaming
Enjoy the beauty of your own tropical fish aquarium without the constant maintenance. Experience the calming ambience of waving corals and sea anemone with an occasional colourful fish wandering by, all set to easy listening music.  Set your DVD player to “repeat play” and turn the TV volume down low and enjoy.

4) Seahorses
Did you know it is the male seahorse that gives birth! Seahorses are one of the world's most fascinating underwater creatures. Now you can bring you television to life with this realistic Seahorse aquarium. Simply choose your Seahorse selection from the DVD menu, select a sound option and enjoy. All aquariums are looped for continuous play. As an added bonus we have included a widescreen version of the Seahorse aquarium.
Special Features:

* Seahorse Facts
* Behins the Scenes
* Seahorse Photo Album and * DVD Previews

Why Aquariums?

The Influence of Aquariums on Weight in Individuals With Dementia
This study assessed whether individuals with dementia who observe aquariums increase the amount of food they consume and maintain body weight. The sample included 70 residents in dementia units within 3 extended care facilities in 2 states. The intervention included the introduction of an aquarium into each common dining area. A total increase of 196.9 g of daily food intake (25.0%) was noted from baseline to the end of the 10-week study. Resident body weight increased an average of 2.2 pounds during the study. Eight of 70 residents experienced a weight loss (=1.89 lbs). People with advanced dementia responded to aquariums in their environment documenting that attraction to the natural environment is so innate that it survives dementia.

Virtual fireplace DVD

virtual fireplace - turn your tv into a realistic fireplace, the TV becomes a warm popping and crackling, glowing fire. The perfect, safe, relaxing  companion for a quiet winters day or evening.

These resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au


1) Moments in lavender [DVD], 2) In the garden [DVD]and  3) Gone fishing [DVD] 4) Oranges and lemons 5) A flower medley 6) Crozzles Share-Time Pictures produce non-verbal communication tools for the care industry. Engaging images are presented in the form of themed audiovisuals, DVD videos, eBook Picture Shows and non-verbal books. These image presentations are an alternative activity for the care-recipients, including people with Alzheimer's disease, to share during recreational times with their family, friends and care-givers. They are designed for generic reflection, engagement, social identification, reminiscence and quiet enjoyment'--Publisher.
The research for these image presentations focused on activity planning for the aged care industry, however the final productions are generic in format. The themes and productions are designed with attention to the everyday, the familiar, the pleasant and memorable. The use of themes, particularly for people with dementia, may assist the opportunity for association and reminiscence.


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