Creating a dementia-friendly experience: accommodations for amusement parks
Dementia, a cognitive disorder that affects memory, communication, and decision-making abilities, often isolates individuals from their loved ones and the broader community. As the global population ages, it is becoming increasingly important to provide inclusive and accessible environments that foster a sense of belonging and well-being. One such environment that offers the potential for an inclusive experience is the amusement park. In this article, we will explore the concept of dementia-friendly amusement parks and discuss the necessary accommodations and modifications to make these outings enjoyable and accessible for people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Meet Sensory Santa and Explore the Edventure Children's Museum
Columbia, South Carolina - Edventure Children's Museum is hosting Sensory Nights on December 7th - 9th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Sensory Nights are inclusive events for families and children with special sensory needs. These nights offer free admission for families to explore the museum in a calming environment with lowered lighting, lowered auditory stimuli, reduced number of guests in the museum, and adapted programming. Online registration is required. To register, please visit EdVenture.org/calendar.