A growing body of clinical studies point to the fact that appropriate activity lessens the behavioral symptoms associated with dementia.
Appropriate activities for Alzheimer’s and other dementias are an important part of an overall therapy plan. Games, toys, puzzles, and other fun things not only provide a pleasurable diversion, but there is clinical evidence that activities which are cognitively stimulating might even slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Age- and stage-appropriate activities are a simple and effective way to improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
No game, puzzle or art activity will be right for everyone. As the caregiver for a person or persons with Alzheimer’s, you know the likes, preferences and history of the person or people in your care, be it a loved one or a client. Use that knowledge to make your selections.