Activities For People With Alzheimers and Dementia
There are many ways to keep your loved ones suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer's active and involved.
It is really important to keep people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia active with hobbies and interests. Keeping their mind thinking and help them to engage with their surroundings.
Being outside is great for our general health, benefiting our mood and stress levels so here our some ideas to get your loved one outside.
- Taking a walk
- Spending time in the garden, planting flowers and watering the plants
- Feeding the birds, whether in the garden or at a local pond
- Sitting on a bench with a picnic
- Playing catch or horseshoes
Being surrounded by what is familiar is important so here are some ideas inside.
- Listening to some music and singing along
- Looking through family albums
- Afternoon tea making them feel special
- Watching Tv or a film
- Playing cards, checkers or dominos
- Making models with play dough
- Challenging themselves by doing a sudoku or crossword
- Completing a puzzle
- Asking questions about their childhood, school, siblings or first car
- Reading the newspaper together
- Baking together
- Writing memories or letters
These activities can be shuffled about to keep things interesting but what is most important is to make sure they are able to enjoy themselves and feel they are doing something valuable.
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