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Engaging Activities to Do with Dementia Patients

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Dementia is progressive which results in the increasing challenge of creating a stimulating yet comforting home environment for seniors. In addition to home health and palliative care, you can also engage your loved one in fun activities. This brings joy, reduces harmful behaviors, and enhances their quality of life.

As a provider of comprehensive care in Bethesda, Maryland, we will share meaningful activities that you can do with a senior loved one diagnosed with dementia:

  • Create a memory box.
    A memory or rummage box can help your loved one feel connected to their previous hobbies or past career. Get any kind of box and fill it with things they used at work, objects from hobbies, and other keepsakes. This can work for any type of hobby or work, just make sure to find objects that are safe to handle.
  • Prepare a simple meal together.
    Cooking stimulates all five senses and is a good activity for dementia patients. Allow your loved one to do as much of the process as possible while keeping safety at the forefront of your mind. Depending on your loved one’s abilities, they may help with the entire recipe from start to finish or help with a step or two.
  • Do some work in the garden.
    Working in a garden stimulates the mind and the senses. If your loved one used to enjoy gardening, consider investing in a raised mobile garden to ensure safety. In addition to providing personal care, caregivers can help seniors fill their gardens with edible plants like herbs and green beans.

We at SERENITY ESTATE HOME CARE specialize in providing person-centered home health care services. From chronic care management to oncology care in Maryland, contact us to learn more about our services.

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