Activities are important for keeping someone living with Alzheimer’s engaged and productive. However, as their disease progresses activities they once loved become impossible to manage.
Activities offer important benefits like cognitive stimulation, the opportunity to connect with another person, relaxation and more. If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s you may struggle to find activities that they are capable of doing without adding stress to your day. What options do we have to keep them busy and happy?
Finding the right balance between what is good for them and what is good for you is an endless challenge. It’s a challenge that is fraught with emotional struggles. Is it even worth bothering?
Taking what they once loved and simplifying the task is a great start. Unfortunately, our being aware of what they can actually accomplish. Sometimes we have to take a step back and see if we’re expecting more from them than they are capable of handling.
Tune in to learn more about activities for people living with Alzheimer’s.
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