Spotlight on engaging a person with dementia in meaningful activity
Why is meaningful activity important for people with dementia?
Meaningful activity is important to help us all maintain a good quality of life, whether we are living with dementia or not. It is particularly important for people with dementia as it:
- Helps maintain skills and independence.
- Helps maintain brain (cognitive) function.
- Builds and preserves self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Gives an outlet for self-expression.
- Provides social and emotional connection.
The type of meaningful activity a person with dementia will be able to engage in will depend on their interests, strengths and abilities.
Meaningful activity can vary from daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning, to art classes, watching films, exercise and spending time with family and friends.
Why join this session?
It is an opportunity to consider activities and why they are important to someone with dementia. The session explores different sorts of activities might meet the different needs of an individual. There will be some practical advice and strategies about how to engage someone in activities.
The course is for you if you would like to …
- Know more about why activities are important.
- Consider the different needs an individual has and how activities might meet these.
- Learn some hints and tips about how to get someone involved in activities.
- Spend time with experienced healthcare professionals who will answer your questions in a safe and supportive environment.
- Meet other people who are taking care of a friend or family member with dementia in a similar situation
How to book
Please book using the link below. If you would prefer to book by phone rather than online please contact our friendly staff who will be more than happy to help you – 020 3096 7895 or email: email@example.com.
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