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Caregiving Monday: 10 Simple Activities for Advancing Alzheimer’s

Caregiving Monday: 10 Simple Activities for Advancing Alzheimer’s

Are you looking for simple activities for your loved one?  Is your loved one in the middle to advanced stages of Alzheimer’s?   These are a fun ideas you may want to try: Folding—while you are doing laundry, ask to help you fold washcloths and socks.  If they are able to do more advanced folding, that’s also great.   Even if you have to redo these tasks, thank them and praise them. Stringing—take a handful of cheerios, fruit loops, etc. and…

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Caregiving Monday: 10 Activities with Music for Senior Adults

Caregiving Monday: 10 Activities with Music for Senior Adults

Do you wish you could find activities with music for your loved one? When I go into nursing homes we often do various activities with music.  Many of these you can also do at home. Here are a few ideas: Toss a balloon { or beach ball} back and forth during a song Purchase a set of rhythm sticks and keep the beat {could also clap hands} Use Scarves and make different movements to the music Egg Shakers—shake to the…

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