- 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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If you are considering Alzheimer's Care for a loved one in Fort Erie or the Niagara region, call our local office at (289) 434-4704 to learn how our services can assist your family.