from Australia! While there is lots written about it, these are just a few ideas from the article.
Information about planning and providing appropriate activities for people with dementia.
Don’t over stimulate.
Be selective with outings.
Avoid crowds, constant movement and noise which many people with dementia find overwhelming. Allow an emotional outlet.
For many people, music or contact with babies, children or animals provide positive feelings. Memories of past events are often kept and looking through old photos, memorabilia and books enables the recall of earlier times.
The opportunity to relive treasured moments can be deeply satisfying.
If reading skills have deteriorated make individual audiotapes.
Locate picture books and magazines in the person’s areas of interest.
Include sensory experiences. Some sensory experiences that may be enjoyed are: