Spotlight on engaging a person with dementia in meaningful activity
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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.
- Contributes to maintaining cognitive function.
- Helps build and preserve self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Provides an outlet for self-expression.
- Offers 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.
Time and place
This is an online zoom session. Please sign up to the waiting list for the next course and we will be in contact shortly with details.
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
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Practical advice from Occupational Therapist Kate Legg about engaging someone with dementia in meaningful activity.