Activities for Individuals with Memory Issues

The benefit of keeping seniors with memory disorders physically and mentally active is well documented in the health care community.  Being active can help your aging senior in a wide range of ways, from improving memory, preventing depression, and even strengthening social relationships.

Social activities are central to the elderly in several ways. These activities motivate the spirit and possibly a sense of well-being, which can increase interest in physical and social activities.  Activities that are done in a relaxed setting can boost a sense of usefulness and achievement.   Try and provide your loved one with activities that are meaningful, focusing on their area of interest or talents.

Here are a few options for activities for seniors with memory issues:

  • Daily Exercise Class
  • Weekly Group Exercises, such as Tai Chi or Zumba
  • Educational Lectures, Slideshows and Presentations
  • Arts, Crafts and Painting Classes
  • Book Club
  • Indoor Bowling, Games and Puzzles
  • Swimming at Local Fitness Centers
  • Lifelong Learning Programs
  • Wine & Cheese Socials
  • Movie Nights
  • Memory Recollection Participation Using Memory Cards
  • Musical Concerts
  • Shopping

Many Memory Care communities offer such activities; however, if a senior is still living alone or with family, these activities can be included in daily activities by caregivers and/or family members.

CHOICE Advisory Services is a FREE senior care referral agency servicing Seattle, Bellevue, Lynnwood WA and the entire Northwest.

We help define the options that will be of greatest interest to you.

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