It’s important to spend meaningful time with a family member or friend who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Participating together in activities your loved one enjoys can help improve their quality of life and manage behavior changes that may come with the disease, such as sleep problems, aggression, and agitation. It can also help grow and strengthen your connection. However, it may be difficult to know what activities you can safely do with your loved one.
Examples of activities involve those around the house, those to keep moving and those to engage the mind. You may need to modify these activities based on the person’s preferences and abilities.
To read about activities for each of these areas and many more, from the National Institute on Aging, CLICK HERE.