The activities handbook: Supporting someone with dementia to stay active and involved

This 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.

When you’re supporting or spending time with a person with dementia, you may wonder what might help them to live well. Activities can provide ways for someone to carry on being the person they are however their dementia affects them.

Taking part in activities, including everyday tasks, can have powerful benefits for the physical and mental wellbeing of a person with dementia. Activities can help them stay healthy, active and independent. They can also help someone express their feelings, retain their skills and self-esteem, and stay motivated. 

Activities can also be an opportunity for carers and people with dementia to do things together and to connect with each other.

This handbook has themed sections to help you find activities that match a person’s interests and abilities. It may also help people with dementia who are looking for activities they can try.

The activities handbook contains sections on:

•    Choosing activities

•    Helping a person with dementia enjoy activities

•    Social, physical and outdoor activities

•    Activities at home

•    Online activities

•    Other useful organisations

Code 77AC

2020: 78 pages, A5

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