8 LegOctaband

8 LegOctaband

132.00

The Octaband® (8 legs) is a fun, interactive tool which promotes individuality and group cohesion through movement for people of all ages and abilities.

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The stretchy material, bright colours, and innovative design stimulate self-expression, spontaneity, and awareness of others. 

The centre circle provides a strong visual focus, and the 13.75 cm hem at the end of each leg allows those with limited grasping ability to participate.

The Octaband® has been used with great success by dance movement therapists, music therapists, teachers, recreation therapists, activities directors, occupational therapists, special needs teachers, and team builders. It has been found to be especially effective for use with  elderly with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

Special Features of the Octaband®

  • Centre circle provides strong visual focus
  • Bright colours enhance liveliness
  • Stretchy material encourages playfulness
  • Separate legs promote individualised movement
  • 13.75 cm hem allows those with limited grasping ability to participate

The Octaband® has been used with great success by dance movement therapists, music therapists, teachers, recreation therapists, activities directors, occupational therapists, special needs teachers, and team builders. It has been found to be especially effective for use with  elderly with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

Special Features of the Octaband®

  • Center circle provides strong visual focus
  • Bright colours enhance liveliness
  • Stretchy material encourages playfulness
  • Separate legs promote individualised movement
  • 13.75 cm hem allows those with limited grasping ability to participate

    Benefits for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia from this Activity:

    The Musical Bingo CD set will be most enjoyed by people in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer's. People in the later stages of Alzheimer's may also benefit from the interaction and conversation of the activity, providing the group size is kept small, so that he or she does not become over stimulated and agitated as a result of too much going on around them.

    The outcome of the activity may vary depending on the person’s ability, however for people with Alzheimer's, it is important to remember that when participating in the activity, the focus should not be about the activity itself, but the quality and enjoyment of the interaction.  It is the enjoyment of the activity that will contribute to their overall sense of happiness and well being.  Those in the later stages of Alzheimer's may not be able to participate fully, however they will benefit from the interaction and conversation of the activity.

    Alzheimer's Products Australia specialise in providing Alzheimer's Products for Seniors in Nursing Homes, Hostels, Adult Day Care, Home Care & Retirement Villages and Independent Centres.