Activity Ideas to Beat Back the Winter Blues
On Thursday, Becky Lowry and Nancy Hanley, My Health Care Manager, joined us on Your Caregiving Journey to share activity ideas to beat back the cabin fever. You can listen to our show via the player at the bottom of this post.
Some suggestions we discussed during the show include:
2. Consider a trip to a local museum. Call ahead to ask staff for suggestions and ideas to make the visit a pleasant one for you and your caree. Learn more from the MoMA Alzheimer’s Project; New York City’s Museum of Modern Art created a program for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
3. Organize a closet, drawers or photos. When you organize photos, be sure to tell their story–who, when, why.
4. Get handy–knit, bake cookies (send me a few so I can sample), string beads. Puzzles and crosswords can be a great joint activity. See Memory Jogging Puzzles, made specifically for those with dementia.
5. Consider buying a baby doll, which can be soothing and engaging, for persons in mid to late stages of Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Store has a selection of dolls and other activity ideas.
What activity ideas do you enjoy with your caree? Please share in our comments section.
- Must I Nag? (caregiving.com)