Plan Activities And Routines
Your loved one may have difficulties in performing their usual tasks as dementia progresses, so designing a daily routine is a good way to provide them with some structure. Planning activities they enjoy can be helpful in reducing agitation and improving your loved one’s mood.
How To Start
Before designing a daily routine, consider the following
Their likes, dislikes, strengths, abilities and interests
How your loved one used to plan his or her day
Times of the day when your loved one feels more alert
Ample time for meals, bathing, and dressing your loved one
Practising good sleeping habits by waking up and going to bed at regular timings
Activities to Engage your Loved One
Keep your loved one mentally and physically active with suitable activities, so that they can feel happy and productive. In addition, people respond differently to various activities, so you should try them out and see which works best.
The important thing is to give them an enjoyable experience.
The outcome and product of the activity come second.
Here are some suggested activities to suit a lifestyle coping with dementia:
Here are more resources about dementia
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