Coping with the onset and advancement of dementia in your loved one comes with many questions. One of the most common is how best to support them through each stage. The following activities for seniors with dementia are intended to be both meaningful and beneficial.
Meaningful Activities that Benefit Seniors with Dementia
1. Start a Gardening Project Together
Starting a simple gardening project together creates a positive and enjoyable experience. Your loved one will enjoy the social interaction and watching their plant or garden grow, no matter how small and simple.
2. Play Music and Dance
Music and dance are wonderful activities for someone with dementia. Music stimulates memory recognition. Dancing engages sensory stimulation and muscle memory.
3. Create a Texture Board
Creating a texture board is a fun way to collect a variety of different materials with unique textures to feel. Sensory activities are important for dementia patients. Taking time to feel the various textures on the board provides sensory stimulation and can help spark positive memories.
4. Start a Memory Box
Create a special box to hold items and photos that carry positive memories and experiences. This cognitive activity helps strengthen memory connections in the brain.
5. Work on Puzzles Together
Puzzles strengthen memory capabilities. Working on brain teasers, mazes or word puzzles together offers social time and positive reinforcement.
Supporting your loved one is easier than you think. The smallest effort to add value to their quality of life is truly unforgettable.
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