Activities for people with dementia
Each day there are many things that provide us with purpose and pleasure. For a person with dementia, the need for a good quality of life is not diminished. However, without some assistance from family and carers, their ability to achieve purpose and pleasure is much more difficult.
Reminiscence is a general term covering a range of interventions that involve thinking or telling someone about past experiences that are personally significant. Simple reminiscence is unstructured autobiographical story telling with the goal of communicating with others, remembering past events, and enhancing positive feelings. No particular skills are necessary to engage in simple reminiscence, however, it should be used with caution if the older person has experienced severe trauma or has symptoms of depression. Simple reminiscence can be used effectively with people living with dementia.
Yoga for your brain : a zentangle workout
Over a dozen topics these books in this a series of reading activity books intended for people with dementia, the books start with a short article or story for the participants to read, followed by a number of questions formulated to engage people in conversation and to encourage personal and meaningful reminiscences to flow