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 keep 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
- Playing games designed for people with dementia
- 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.