Dementia is one of the conditions that people develop as they age. There are some activities that seniors who have dementia can engage in to help them with this condition. Here are some of these activities:
To stay physically active the seniors can start a daily exercise routine. Exercising comes in various forms and you can choose what you think is the best-suited exercise for the senior’s habits and routines. The seniors can build confidence in particular skills, and the caregivers can accompany them during the exercise to enhance enjoyment and social interaction.
Listening to music
Seniors who have dementia can stimulate their brains by listening to their favorite music. Family caregivers can help them in making a music playlist of their nostalgic and favorite songs. Listening to such soothing songs can also make the loved ones feel relaxed.
Making a memory bag
Your loved seniors can collect things that remind them of the fun and best teenage years of their lives. The seniors can fill a bag with pictures and memories that can boost their memory and enhance their happiness. Family caregivers can help in making the memory book for the seniors to recall the happy and important past events in their life.
Seniors may also enjoy walking outdoors to get refreshed. Exploring nature is a great way for seniors to better enjoy life as well as find new interests that can enhance their overall mood. Going outside can also increase the social interaction of the seniors.
Visiting places that are familiar
When they visit familiar places, they can enhance their mental health. Family caregivers may take them to places that they enjoy most and may spark their old memories. The seniors can visit places like coffee shops, museums, and public places to help them boost their memory.
Building social bonds
Family caregivers can also increase the social interactions of the seniors and create some sense of wellbeing in them. By building stronger bonds, the seniors can increase their social activities, and this can reduce loneliness in them.
Listening to audiobooks or reading can have a calming effect on the seniors. If they like fantasy or poetry stories, then you can give them books according to their fondness. Reading these books is a meaningful activity for the seniors and can create some sense of satisfaction in the seniors.
These are some of the best activities which seniors suffering from dementia can engage in to refresh their memories.