SPlano Elder Care provides quality resident engagement for people living with dementia through our signature memory care plan.
Help is required for them to make them feel useful and to control agitation, depression, anger, or isolation. All this is common when loved ones suffer from Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Activities keep neurons firing in mind, but dementia inhibits picking and following through to activities by themselves.
Whether a loved one is living in an assisted living in Plano or is involved in an Alzheimer's day care program, you will find actions to boost the quality of life for individuals who suffer from dementia. Begin with activities that the individual has enjoyed in the past. Here are some suggestions from the Plano Elder Care lifetime enrichment team:
Watch for boredom from too simple actions, or pity if overly challenging.
Keep it short, simple, with few instructions.
Be patient! See your facial expressions or elevated eyebrows.
Keep action regular, coordinated, and ordered
Dining and Societal or actions help
Restrict activities to 45 minutes or less
Create greater involvement and activities encourage to improve the living experience at assisted living in Plano. Few of the activities provided are
Creativity: Coloring, drawing, artwork, painting, arts & crafts, listening to music, playing rhythm instruments, singing songs, hula dancing
Cooking/Kitchen: Wash & peel veggies, shell peas, break legumes, create popcorn; replicate recipes on cards and locate images, create a grocery list
Daily Activities: Our caregivers can assist the residents with bathing, brushing teeth, and other daily activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Housework: sew towels, sweep, place dining table, rake leaves
Photo and scrapbooking activities: the residents at our day care in Plano can look through photo albums, create their own scrapbook, look at old greeting cards and letters
Physical actions: Short walks, simple exercises, throw a large ball. Puzzles and Games: Bingo Press (numbers on cards are in numerical sequence to avoid confusion), thing trivia (clarify, details ), simple crossword puzzles, word searches with a large group, jigsaw puzzles with large pieces, simple card and board games
Reading: Read aloud, look through books and magazines with pictures, read Bible or Bible stories, short story collections.
Seasonal Decorating: Help decorate the tree, string popcorn, put up decorations and takedown
Societal Interactions: Visit with family & friends, attend adult day care activities, speak to pets
Sorting and Organizing: Sorting & organizing M & M, vibrant beads, small hardware items, nail polish/lipstick, buttons, coins, arrange pantry.
There are many actions that dementia residents appreciate and can perform, and might be initiated in an Alzheimer's memory care area or at home, and carried through by a medical practitioner at a day care in Plano, family member or caregiver. Be imaginative, and your loved one will love life!