Engaging and stimulating individuals living with dementia is extremely important for their health, mood, and overall wellbeing. Although getting out and about has an array of stimulating benefits, enjoying the outdoors isn't always a possibility. That's why having a bank of meaningful activities for dementia patients to enjoy indoors is a great idea. Indoor activities for individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer's can be just as effective for keeping them active, engaged, and happy. Understanding the common symptoms of dementia is helpful for understanding the activities that will benefit them most. Any of the following symptoms may show up, and at least two of these difficulties must be present to be diagnosed with dementia:
We hope we've offered you some inspiration for the best dementia activities to enjoy indoors. For more creative activity ideas, we recommend exploring Pinterest or Golden Carers. Be sure to find out what the individual with dementia enjoys doing most and engage with them about their past. Keeping the activities varied is important to keep the mind active, although do provide some consistency to encourage success when learning new skills. For more dementia resources, advice, and ideas, take a look at our blog.
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