What are the best activities for Alzheimer's patients?
I want to know what kinds of activities there are for Alzheimer's patients, or maybe surveys I can print or questions, anything helpful for an Alzheimer's patient.
You don't specify what stage of Alzheimer's, but beneficial activities don't have to involve pencil-and-paper. Anything that stimulates the mind to focus and think, and/or that involves social stimulation with other people, is useful. This can include a surprising number of everyday activities. Try this list of meaningful activities for someone who has Alzheimer's.
It really depends on what stage the patient is in. Here are some activities that are helpful for us:
"¢Puzzles with large pieces "¢Housework
oRolling yarn balls oWiping down the table "¢Classic Games
oDominos oGo Fish oOld Maid oCandy Land
oReminiscing oLabeling them ï‚§Who is in the photo ï‚§When is it from ï‚§Where is it from oScrap booking
oMaking decorations ï‚§Stringing popcorn, cranberries,cheerios oPutting up/taking down
oNails, screws, other hardware oCosmetics/Nail polish by color or type oButtons ï‚§Use muffin pans to sort oCoins oSilverware oPlaying cards ï‚§Match colors or numbers oCandy ï‚§M&Ms or Skittles
Hope this gives you some ideas!