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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:

• Make a shopping list

• Blow bubbles

• Force bulbs for winter blooming

• Make Christmas cards

• String Cheerios and hang outside for birds

• Sing Christmas carols

• Make honey butter

• Make cookies

• Match mittens and gloves

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