If you’re caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s, then you know how frustrating it can to keep your loved one social and engaged. You may feel as if many of the activities going on around the beautiful Sarasota and Bradenton area are just too challenging for them. Fortunately, there are more options than you might think. Here are a few ideas for outings that are doable for those with memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease.
- Attend a special museum tour. Monthly tours at The Ringling called Ringling Reflections are geared toward those with memory loss and their caregivers. Imagine taking your loved one to this special place and having them engage with staff members and the artwork. Wheelchairs, listening devices, and portable stools are available for tour participants to visit the Ringling Reflections website for more details.
- Grow a garden together. Taking care of plants is another way to get some fresh air together and provide stimulation, according to the National Institutes of Health. Talk about how the plants are growing, and give your loved one the chance to water them. If growing a garden outside is not possible, work with our loved one to take care of indoor plants. To expand on the garden idea, take your loved one for a walk around our local Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota.
- Take a walk. Walking is a great exercise for anyone, and it’ll give your loved one the chance to get outside and see something different. Even a short walk can be stimulating.
- Attend adult daycare activities. Centers like the Senior Friendship Centers in Sarasota plan special activities for older adults with cognitive or physical issues.
Before trying any of these activities, make sure your loved one is physically able to participate. Consider your loved one’s daily routine and do your best to take them out when you know they will be the most alert.
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