Successful activities for those with Alzheimer’s disease support a person’s sense of self—bringing out his/her skills, memories and habits—while minimizing skills that may be compromised due to the disease. Following are a few structured activity ideas that can involve and interest the person with Alzheimer’s, helping to reduce disturbing behaviors associated with the disease such as agitation, anger, frustration, depression, wandering or rummaging.
- Take a walk
- Try chair exercises
- Dance (even if it’s sitting down)
- Listen to the person’s favorite music
- Look at picture books without words, especially of nature
- Gentle hand or foot massage or nail polishing
- Hold a tea party with friends or relatives
- Reminisce by looking at scrapbooks or old photos
- Play cards or board games such as checkers
- Plant and tend an indoor garden
At Live Free Home Health Care of Concord, New Hampshire, our talented in-home caregivers have years of experience dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and are happy to design a care plan that is centered around structured activity for your loved one. Contact us today at 603-217-0149 to find out more about our in-home care offerings and learn if home care is a good fit for your situation.