Activities to help a person live well with dementia

Here at Home Instead Sheffield we understand that living with someone with dementia can feel stressful and challenging for the family as well as the person with the condition.

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

Activity 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 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

    At Home Instead, our 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.

    Get in touch with us today to find out how your loved one can live well with dementia.

    All you have to do is write to me at [email protected] or by post to

    Home Instead, 6 Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane Sheffield

    S11 8YL

    Alternatively, you can also call me on 0114 250 7709