Keeping Alzheimer’s patients active and involved is one of the big challenges a caregiver faces. A few months ago I found a page on the Alzheimer’s Association website that offers suggestions for activities, and I referenced it in a post about what can go wrong with these suggestions.
Today I’m sharing five more that might work out a little better.
Mom and Dad were not the coloring kind, but I met a man in Florida who was. On Valentine’s Day, a group from my church made cupcakes and Valentines for the residents of a local veterans’ home. Our liaison at the home timed our visit to coincide with morning coffee so most of the veterans were in the common area. I visited with several people, and then one gentleman asked me to sit and talk with him. I listened to his stories about his family and his adventures, and before I left he said he wanted to give me something. He disappeared to his room and returned with a beautifully colored picture of an Indian chief that had been carefully torn from a coloring book. (more…)