Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients – Tuesday Tips for Caregivers

Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients – Tuesday Tips for Caregivers

Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients

Tuesday Tips for Caregivers

Activities are the “things that we do,” like getting dressed, doing chores, playing cards- even paying bills. They can be active or passive, done alone or with others. Activities represent who we are and what were about. A person with Alzheimer’s disease will eventually need assistance from a caregiver to organize the day. Planned activities can enhance the person’s sense of dignity and self-esteem by giving more purpose and meaning to his or her life.

Activities structure time. They can make the best of a person’s abilities, enhance quality of life, and facilitate relaxation. Activities can also reduce behavior like wandering or agitation. Both the person with Alzheimer’s and the caregiver can enjoy the sense of security and togetherness that activities can provide.

Types of activities to do with your loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease:

Daily Routines:

Chores:  Dusting, sweeping, doing laundry

Mealtime:  Preparing food, cooking, eating

Personal Care:  Bathing, shaving, getting dressed

Other Activities:

Creative:  Painting, playing the piano

Intellectual:  Reading a book, doing crossword puzzles

Physical:  Taking a walk, playing catch

Social:  Having coffee, talking, playing cards

Spiritual:  Praying, singing a hymn

Spontaneous:  Going out to dinner, visiting friends

Work-related:  Making notes, typing, fixing something

 

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