Memory Care Amenities at Grandview Gardens
Keeping aging loved ones active in hobbies and interests that gave them pleasure in the past is important after a disease diagnosis. These stimulating activities for Alzheimer’s help:
- Stir memories
- Foster emotional connections with others
- Encourage self-expression
- Lessen the anxiety and irritability that Alzheimer’s may bring
- Make people with Alzheimer’s feel more engaged with life
What activities best suit people with Alzheimer’s? That depends on the individual. It is important to create meaningful activities, not just ones that fill time. Consider interests they had in the past, knowing that some activities may need to be modified for safety or practicality. Keep in mind that Alzheimer’s affects behavior and senses in addition to memory. So, activities that a person once enjoyed may become overwhelming or even frustrating now.
If your loved one resists an activity, take a break. You can try again later, or ask your loved one how the activity can be changed to make it more enjoyable for them.
Remember to concentrate on the process of an activity and not the results. It does not matter if you never get the puzzle put together. What matters is that your loved one enjoyed the time spent on it and felt useful.