To get started, we thought we'd open a thread about activities to enjoy your loved ones.
It's well know that older people who remain engaged are generally much happier, so encouraging participation in activities is a very important part of dementia care. Even the simplest activities, like dusting the shelves or washing the cups can be vital for giving someone with dementia a sense of purpose and identity.
Doing things that matter bring a person pleasure and make them feel that they are making a contribution regardless of their cognitive impairment.
What are some of the activities you and your loved one particularly enjoy? Do you have any suggestions for ideas to keep one engaged? We'd love to hear from you!
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