Help with finding activities for somebody living with dementia

Where to go for ideas about enjoyable and beneficial activities for people with dementia.

Even without coronavirus restrictions, it can be a challenge to find the activities that a person with dementia will enjoy doing as their condition changes over time.

The activities handbook

One of our latest publications is here for you – The activities handbook: Supporting someone with dementia to stay active and involved. This is full of information and ideas to help you do just that, including useful things to keep in mind and where to get further support.

Other idea-packed books include The memory activity book by Helen Lambert (DK, 2018) and Chocolate rain by Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris (Hawker, 2011).

A wide range of websites share activity ideas and useful resources. For example, try Arts 4 Dementia for artistic stimulation, Playlist for Life to tap into the power of personal music selections, Love to Move for fun seated exercises or AcTo Dementia to find recommended touchscreen apps.

Organisations such as the National Trust, Parkrun and Royal Horticultural Society can also provide inspiration for enjoying the outdoors as seasons change.

There are more specially designed products than ever before that provide activity and sensory stimulation for people with dementia. Many of these are available from our online shop.

Of course, other people who’ve been in similar situations are often the best sources of information and support. Thousands of people affected by dementia share their experiences and ideas through our online community, Talking Point.

The activities handbook

Our activities handbook is for anyone who is caring for a person with dementia. It will help you suggest enjoyable and engaging activities for the person you’re caring for.

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Dementia together magazine: Feb/Mar 21

Dementia together magazine is for all Alzheimer’s Society supporters and anyone affected by the condition.
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