Activities for People With Memory Loss/Alzheimer’s
Why are activities important for Alzheimer's Patients?
Making connections with others is part of being human. People suffering from Alzheimer’s will often withdraw from activities involving family or friends.
It is important that we make available to our loved one’s activities that can foster connections.
Always be aware, however, of what they can tolerate and give them a break if they need it. What is most important is the time we actively spend with them.
What are some outdoor activities for those with Alzheimer's?
If your loved one is able, take them to a concert. Go to the zoo or on a nature walk. Have them help in the garden or go to a garden center and pick out plants.
Watch a sporting event together. Participate in a Memory Loss/Alzheimer’s walk with them. Make sure to keep them engaged by talking with them and asking them to describe what they think.
What are some less physical activities for Alzheimer's Patients?
You can sing song from their past, watch old movies and TV shows and talk about what they enjoyed. If they did crafts, they can still participate in those activities even if they may not possess all of the skills to do them independently.
Read out loud to them or have family pets around. Have them participate in simple household chores. Choose activities within their ability to do and that won’t exhaust them, but that will keep them connected and engaged.