Activities for elderly people who live with dementia in Wakefield

Being active and engaged enhances the quality of life for older adults, especially for individuals who live with dementia.

Being physically active and mentally stimulated can help a person to continue living a meaningful and fulfilled life, especially after a Dementia diagnosis. The approach that we have found best is to link all activities with the person’s hobbies and interests, as they will find more enjoyment, for example going for a walk down Ossett high street to your loved one’s favourite coffee shop.

Another thing to take into consideration is adapting the activities to make sure your loved one is able to complete the task. Try to avoid activities that may be challenging or overwhelming.

Incorporating daily tasks and engagements can show numerous advantages, such as enhancing cognitive function, boosting self-confidence, and promoting overall physical well-being.


A great and fun way to socialise while maintaining good physical well-being. It is an activity that can be done with yourself, but it is always better with someone else. There are many lovely spots for a scenic walk in Wakefield. Try to follow the same routes or visit places that your loved ones are familiar with, and have the ability to complete the walk with ease. This can reduce the risk of confusion and disorientation.


A vibrant and pristine garden is universally cherished. Besides offering a delightful view when having your morning coffee, gardening imparts a multitude of health advantages, particularly for individuals living with dementia.

Gardening involves a range of physical which can lead to improved balance, coordination, and strength. Spending time more time out in the sun boosts vitamin D, which is very important to keep bones healthy. Gardens provide multisensory stimulation and promote calmness, reduced blood pressure and stress.

To get new plants for the summer and tools to help you plant them, visit some of the best garden centres in the Wakefield area.

Social Groups

There are many community groups in Wakefield, that provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere where individuals share similar values and experiences. Community groups promote engagement and give a new sense of purpose to their members.

Home Instead Wakefield host regular Friendship Lunches across Wakefield at a number of venues, as we understand the importance of socialising as we get older, as the benefits it has to our physical and mental health. At our lunches, there is food & drink available to buy and we play a range of games and have a raffle, all while having the opportunity to meet new people!

To book a place at our next lunch, give us a call on 01924 565330

At Home Instead Wakefield, we understand the importance of spending quality time with your loved ones. That’s why we offer a wide range of home care services, designed to support older adults and their families. Whether you need assistance with daily tasks, companionship, or medication, we’re here to help.

Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalised care that meets the unique needs of each individual. We believe that everyone deserves to live life to the fullest, and we’re committed to helping older adults in our community do just that.