Early Stages of Dementia & Applying Therapeutic Activities
Early stages of dementia: some clients/patients will have difficulty understanding humor, fast talking, following complex directions, difficulties with topics, concentration, and auditory processing.
Help to reduce stress and help keep the problem-solving brain active and boost confidence. Pay attention to their level of enjoyment and focus on enjoyment not achievement.
What is the missing piece of information
Sort items or photos by category
Watch a show together and stop at intervals for question/answer. main characters, describing situations and outcome prediction
Bake or prepare something together
Fold towels, dry dishes and/or other chores together
Read in large print together
Try word games or puzzles
Try computer games
Shuffling cards and separating them by color or suit/images
Social activities - dancing, chair exercises, swimming, art activity such as making a memory box, painting, collage, gardening or planting flowers, walking