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  • Writer's pictureArwen Rasmussen

Meaningful Activities for People Living with Dementia


We all have a core purpose of being helpful and having purpose in our days. Meaningful Activities provides that outlet for people living with dementia. The activity may need to be simplified to allow the person to successfully participate; better yet, do the activity together and help when needed.

Some of the benefits of meaningful activities for the person with dementia include:


• Increase connection with your loved one

• Fosters self-expression

• Increase feelings of engagement in their life

• Make them feel productive and valued

• Improve routine and decrease boredom


Activity Ideas:

• Send cards to loved ones

• Sharpen pencils

• Fold towels

• Watch the leaves fall

• Try on hats

• Rearrange books on a bookshelf

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