Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’sActivities Ideas Center
Make a Blessings Book
What you need:
A pretty notebook, pen
What to know:
- Most everyone enjoys "counting their blessings." With your help, your loved one can capture the things he or she is grateful for on paper.
- You can refer back to this book after you make it, reading it aloud -- especially on tough days.
- You may need to offer prompts to begin: "I'm grateful for sunshine... flowers... Uncle Bob... this pretty card from Maisie..."
- Write "I'm grateful for... " and one item on each page.
- Ideally, you or your loved one can illustrate each page (a picture or flowers cut from a magazine, a photo of Uncle Bob, Maisie's card). These serve as visual prompts later.
- Write "My Blessings Book" on the cover. (If your loved one enjoys drawing or painting, he or she might like to embellish it.)