Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Recreational Activities Mobile App
Recreational activities are an important part of a healthy life with dementia.
How does it work?
The benefits of recreational activities are included in the Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Recreational Activities mobile app. It is important to find activities that are meaningful and provide success for the person. Meaningful activities create a sense of usefulness and accomplishment, and promote self-esteem. To promote this, match activities to the abilities and interests of the individual. Focus on enjoyment, not achievement. Be sure to observe the individual’s behavior during the activity to watch for signs of boredom or tiring. Keep activities adult like but you may have to use children’s materials. Do a variety of activities to hold their interest? Alternate active and passive activities.