Activities and game ideas for people living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease

Encouraging activities for people living with dementia can help someone find enjoyment, reduce boredom and feel fulfilled. Activities, or maintaining existing hobbies, can also maintain relationships and connection with family and friends. A person living with dementia has the same needs as any other person and one of these is to be occupied.

Sensory activities ideas for people living with dementia

Sensory activities for people living with dementia should focus on stimulating the mind, body and encouraging social interaction.

Examples include:

Crossword puzzles
Needlecrafts, knitting or crochet
Dominoes
Walking
Playing games designed for dementia patients
Exercise classes such as Tai Chi
Looking through photographs and reminiscing
Attending a concert
Attending a singing class
Going for a meal or drinks with friends
Attending a dementia café/social club or group

Our trained CAREGivers
spend time getting to know their clients, so they can understand and encourage them to take part in engaging activities and sensory games that they will enjoy. CAREGivers also capture client’s life stories and memories in a specialist Life Journal. The journal is a way of recording events, feelings and special moments from the past and commemorate a person and their achievements.

We have care resources for you to find out more about living well with dementia.

You can also discuss with us how game ideas can help a loved one living with dementia by booking a free care consultation.

*Free consultation available at certain offices. Please check with the local office for details.

Family talking over care options with a CAREGiver
Elderly lady at the restaurant with her family and CAREgiver