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, connecting with another person, relaxation, and more. If you're caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, you may struggle to find activities they can do 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 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 accomplish. Sometimes we must step back and see if we're expecting more from them than they can handle.
Tune in to learn more about activities for people living with Alzheimer's.