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Herbs & Spices Cart
|Description : -To awaken the olfactory sense, especially in less cognitive residents, and to help them reminisce and jog their memory by Noel Martinez.|
|Materials : A rolling cart (if desired)
5 distinct dried herbs/spices in plastic or reseal able containers or bags (to preserve freshness and aroma)
coffee beans/grounds to cleanse olfactory between herbs/spices smelled (if desired)
|Instructions : It is important to choose five herbs/spices that are somewhat commonly used in cooking.
If a resident desires to partake in the activity, simply allow them to smell each one individually, and allow them time to guess the name of the herb/spice, giving them clues if necessary.
Such clues might include for oregano, "it's used in Italian cooking. . . think of what goes in spaghetti sauce."
Once the resident has had the opportunity for all five guesses, let them know how many they got correct, and praise or encourage them accordingly.
Document accordingly, as to how many they got correct and any special advancements.|
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