Activities For People Confined to Bed
Tips and suggestions for a loved one who is confined to bed
- A Movie night- get them one of their favourite movies and a selection of favourite snacks. Sitting together and talking about the film.
- Puzzles or crosswords – An inexpensive option to keep your loved one thinking and using their mind. Crosswords you can get in ook shops, supermarkets or newspapers. You can tackle these together.
- Exercise – getting your loved one moving with their arms. You could do this along to a song like YMCA. Not only will this get them moving but listening to music produces dopamine, a happy chemical in our brains.
- Writing – writing is a great option. Writing poems, stories, recovering memories, letters or keeping a diary. Writing can help clear and clarify our thoughts and can help us eliminate stress
- Outside – if they are able to be assisted into a wheelchair then help them get some fresh air and take the outside. The fresh air and sunlight can increase our serotonin and vitamin D levels. Make sure to use sunscreen on sunny days and to wrap up with a blanket on colder days.
- Small gifts – little treats and surprises will make your loved one feel cared for. This could be flowers from your local supermarket or warm socks to keep them cosy or a box of chocolates
- Audiobooks – Listening or reading a book. A great one to pass the time. Audiobooks are especially good for people with limited vision and movement.
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