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5 Fun, No-Fail Activities for People with Dementia

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Everyday activities can become difficult for older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia. That’s why failure free activities are so important- they always come out right no matter what! To keep your older adult feeling good, here are 5 simple activities from the article, “10 Fun, No-Fail Activities for People with Dementia,” that have no right or wrong way to do them. Plus, they are free or at very low cost! Note: Each person is different, so it might take some trial and error to find activities that appeal to them. As always, avoid sharp objects and only give items that will be safe for your older adult. 1.Fold towels
Asking an older adult to help you fold laundry is a great way to keep them occupied, give them an activity they can feel successful at, and help them feel like they’re contributing to the household.  2.Create a memory box
A memory or rummage box can help your older adult feel connected to their past career and previous hobbies. Get a box and fill it with things they would have used at work, copies of photos and non-important keepsakes, or objects from hobbies. Be creative about finding objects that will be safe to handle.
3.         Untie knots
Find our buy a length of medium-thickness rope from the local hardware store. Loosely tie a few simple knots and ask your older adult to help you untie them.
4.         Make a DIY picture puzzle
Print a copy of a favorite family photo or image that’s special to your older adult. Cut it into four (or more) puzzle-piece shaped pieces to make a personalized DIY puzzle.
5.         Cut pictures from old magazines or calendars
Older adults might like leafing through old magazines or calendars and cutting out the images they like. Use magazines that reflect their hobbies or interests. For those who’d enjoy it, paste the pictures into a notebook, creating a fun “scrapbook.” Source: dailycaring.com/10-fun-failure-free-activities-for-people-with-dementia/

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