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Practical Activities for People With Alzheimer’s

Practical Activities for People With Alzheimer’s


Developing practical, efficient and meaningful leisure programs for people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease requires creative thinking.

Due to the gradual progression of the condition, no two individuals are the same.

Activities such as housework, music and simple games help to calm and maintain motor skills. The focus should be on the person and not the condition. Try to match people with activities that suit their background and experience.

The following ideas may be used on a one-to-one basis. Some of the activities suggested are Montessori based, developed to promote and maintain the skills individuals already have.

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