Top Spring Activities For People With Dementia

More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's or other related dementia. This disease affects many others. This is the ideal time to keep their minds and bodies stimulated. These tips will make the life of someone with dementia easier. You will see a change in their relationship with their family.

These are simple, but stimulating activities that anyone can do with someone with dementia.

Connect with nature  This is a great time to arrange flowers and talk about your favorite flowers. Talk about the flower's colors, scents, and where they grow. The activity and discussion will stimulate the mind and provide a sense of self-worth for dementia patients. You can also gift them sensatory gifts made for dementia patients.

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Visit a nearby park or playground. Children are a great way to show your love for dementia patients. They should watch out for the children. Maybe their grandchildren will be able to visit. 

Discuss your favorite spring vegetables and fruits. Create a list of your favorite fruits and veggies. Discuss recipes that use fruits and vegetables. Talk about how to make a vegetable or fruit salad. If you can tolerate these foods, then make a salad.

Use music with dementia patients is a powerful tool. Make a list of your favorite spring songs. Sing your favorite songs. Another version of Name that Tune is available.