5. Understand how to best engage your loved one
The best way to fight dementia is to keep your loved one’s brain active as often as possible. Uncomfortable symptoms often lead patients to self-isolate and become inactive. There are many daily activities that can help your loved one stay active and cognizant, depending on their needs.
Some options to consider:
- Walks through the neighborhood
- Crafts such as collaging
- Listening to your loved one’s favorite music
- Cooking a recipe together
Depending on your loved one’s stage of dementia, even these tasks could prove difficult for them. It’s important, however, to not get frustrated with them. Remember, the goal is not to walk a mile or create a beautiful work of art; rather, it’s to get your loved one engaged in activity.