10 Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s

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Posted Jun 18th, 2019 in Alzheimer's & Other Dementias

10 Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s Just because a person has Alzheimer’s or other dementia doesn't mean they have to give up all their favourite activities or sharing time with family and friends. On the contrary, staying engaged and participating to the extent they can, will lead to a better quality of life. Here are 10 stimulating activities for people with Alzheimer’s that you can try with your loved one:
  • Bake or cook simple recipes together.
  • Clean around the house. Sweep the patio, wipe the table, fold towels or try other household tasks that help the person feel a sense of accomplishment.
  • Do arts and crafts, such as knitting and painting. Keep patterns and tools simple.
  • Look at books the person used to enjoy.
  • Organize household or office items, particularly if the person used to take pleasure in organizational tasks.
  • Read the newspaper.
  • Play music or sing songs.
  • Tend the garden or visit a botanical garden.
  • Watch family videos.
  • Work on puzzles.

Don’t force it. If the person resists an activity, take a break or try a different one. It’s not the result or outcome that matters, just the act of participating that lets the person feel involved and engaged.


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