Even if an individual has Alzheimer’s disease or some other kind of dementia, they need to be engaged in life and have joy. Activities with no right or wrong method of achieving them are great since they are always enjoyable, rewarding, and beneficial to one’s self-esteem. Engaging activities can also be used in place of medicine to lessen agitation, divert from troublesome behavior, and improve the quality of life in elders with dementia. With a little imagination, you can transform ordinary household items into simple crafts for elders suffering from dementia. Read on as we uncover several craft ideas for seniors with dementia to take part in here.
Sorting Cheap Hardware or Coins
One way to enjoy handy activities is to have your loved ones sort affordable hardware pieces such as washers, nuts, or bolts. Some older adults may even enjoy sorting through a pile of coins which acts as a reminder of how they used to manage their household finances back in their heydays.
Sort And Match Cards
Print two copies of various images or photos that your loved ones like. It can be photos of favorite pets, lovely flowers, or even friends and family members. Cut them into equal sizes and laminate the items using contact paper or clear tape. These cards can then be used to play a simple sorting and matching game, or even just be beautiful images your loved ones can flip and admire.
Floral arrangement is a suitable activity for seniors who love flowers or gardening as their interest or hobby. Purchase a couple of affordable artificial flowers, florist foam, and a plastic vase. Your loved ones can now have fun creating their own floral arrangements!
Playing With Homemade Playdough
Making fun shapes and kneading playdough or clay can be a fun and engaging activity for individuals of all ages. Pick up some nice cookie cutters and playdough and watch your loved ones have a ball at this engaging activity! If desired, instead of purchasing playdough from stores, you can also make playdough at home, and even add some drops of lavender essential oil to make the activity more relaxing for your loved one.
Making A Scrapbook
Grab a cheap notebook, glue stick, old catalogs or magazines, and safety scissors for your loved ones. With this equipment, your loved one can flip through the catalogs and magazines, cut out things that they like and glue it onto their handmade scrapbook to browse upon during their past time.
Lead A Fulfilling Life at Conservatory At Keller Town Center
We work diligently to assure you that the golden years of our residents are pleasant and rewarding here at Conservatory At Keller Town Centre. Our residents can definitely look forward to a multitude of exciting activities and events to keep their days busy during their stay here. We also host regular movie screenings, educational workshops, and religious gatherings. In addition, our Celebrations Activities & Events activities calendar is always reviewed and revised, providing our residents with something enjoyable to do every day here.
Contact us to learn more about living in Conservatory At Keller Town Center and discover what we have to offer!