The OurBoards Premium Small Weekly Visual Calendar board is designed to be a tool for carers to support a person living with mild to moderate dementia.
The OurBoards Premium Small Weekly Visual Calendar board does more than “regular” paper visual calendars.
The small size (just larger than an A4 sheet of paper) make it particularly suitable for those who would prefer a more discrete board. It is also suitable to use with most 10″ ipad/tablet stands.
You can personalise the board with your own photographs or use images and clipart from the Internet to encourage users to engage rather than just use the calendars.
The user can choose their own personal images themselves and place them in the amazing, self cling Gecko pockets with no need for laminating.
The user or carer, can add notes using a dry-wipe pen to expand on the pictures, to make it personal to the user and help them to take ownership of the board.
The user or carer, can update the board at the end of the day to highlight what has been achieved. This can be used as a conversation starter for other family members and friends.
Because it’s a dry-wipe board any mistakes can be corrected without any messy crossing out, so the board always looks neat and tidy.
The beautiful graphics printed on a weatherproof, lightweight foam core give the board its premium feel and bestow a positive sense of self worth.
We say “premium” because we make them out of premium materials, it has a premium design and it’s supplied with 10 of 4 cm x 6 cm Gecko self-cling pockets for the activity panels.
The Weekly Visual Calendar Board has three panels for each day. You can do so much more than just list upcoming activities.
Independence · Ownership · Engagement · Involvement · Routine · Conversation · Enjoyment · Self Confidence · Communication
The Premium Small Weekly Visual Calendar Board is manufactured with a strong lightweight base and is robust and weather resistant. The surface of the board is a dry wipe laminate that enables you to write and wipe time and time again. Only dry wipe pens and cleaning sprays should be used.
- Dry Wipe
- Light Wood Design
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- Size approx. 34 cm x 22 cm
- Includes 10 of 4 cm x 6 cm Gecko pockets
How to use
This board provides a clear view of what is happening each day in a way that the person living with dementia will, hopefully, trust.
Calendar / Daily Activities
Keep the board up to date with this week’s activities. If it would be helpful, place the Today sticker over the relevant day to help the person to place today in the week. Use the first two rows for details of what’s happening using words and pictures. Pictures, such as photographs of visitors, can be mounted in the panels using Gecko self-cling pockets. Note: some people find pictures more useful than words whilst others find pictures hard to recognise. The third row can be used to highlight activities and conversations that have been particularly positive. These notes inform further conversations, prolonging or repeating the benefit.
Discuss what the person did or will do during the week. Use the information on the calendar section of the board to discuss visits and activities that were highlighted as positive.