There is little small group or individual mental stimulation/activities offered to residents with staff on a daily basis in the care home where our relative resides. The range of dementia is quite broad but there are some people with similar skills/levels of understanding. There are external activities that are organised for residents, either trips out or professionals coming in for exercise, pampering, animal contact etc. each week. However there is too much time when residents either sleep during day time hours or display repetitive behaviour probably due to boredom. We are very happy with the physical appearance and cleanliness of the home, the fabulous staff who are busy working hard with care and compassion for the residents, the meals, personal hygiene, the way he is dressed etc. Whilst we appreciate that residents do need rest and relaxation time, we also believe that mental stimulation is equally important. If anyone out there can give us any suggestions of activities or examples of good practice they have witnessed, or indeed how to tackle this issue with the Manager of the Home we would be very grateful. Thanks.