Everyday activities may become challenging to do for many older adults who have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s. But, just like the rest of us, they have the need to feel productive too. This is why failure-free activities for people with dementia are so important. They will always be able to accomplish something in these activities no matter what. Being engaged in a satisfying activity will reduce challenging behaviors and even decrease the need for medication. To help your loved one feel more productive, here are some simple activity ideas for coping with dementia!
Getting your loved one to help you to fold the laundry is a wonderful way to keep them occupied. This is an activity they can be successful at and allow them to contribute to the household too. The goal is to keep them engaged. No matter how the towels are folded, the whole point is to make sure they feel good while doing the activity.
Create A Memory Box
Creating a memory box will help them feel more connected to their previous hobbies and past career. Get a box of any kind and fill it with items that they would have used in the past at work, keepsakes, photos, or objects from their hobbies. This will work for any kind of job or hobby. Just be creative about looking for objects that are safe to handle.
Thread Pasta With Yarn
Look for some dry pasta with big holes and also some thick yarn or string. Make a needle by taping around the end of one string and allow it to be longer than the piece of pasta. Let your loved one string the pasta using the needle and thread.
Make A DIY Picture Puzzle
You can print a copy of your favorite family photos or scenery that means a lot to your loved one. You could also choose a photo or image they particularly like such as some fruits or a car. Laminate the photo and then cut it up into puzzle-shaped pieces. This will create your very own personalized DIY picture puzzle!
Cut Pictures from Old Magazines
Some older adults might enjoy looking through old magazines and cutting out the images which they like. It is ideal to use magazines that are in line with their hobbies and interests. If they want to, they could also paste the pictures into a notebook, thus creating a fun little scrapbook to keep.
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