Caregiver Assistance Newsletter: Make Alzheimer’s Activities More Fun
Having fun and enjoying life is important for everyone. But people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) lose, little by little, the ability to do those things that they enjoyed in the past. Hobbies, concerts, guests can become too complicated for confused people.
Most caregivers focus on those activities the person with AD no longer should do, such as drive, work or go out alone. But, to help maintain good self-esteem, it is also important to help the person with AD continue to engage in meaningful activities and participate in family and community life. To do this, decide what activities he can do and help him adjust for abilities that are lost. Accentuate the positive.