Activities help stimulate the mind and memory and keep older adults engaged and interested in life. But finding no-fail activities for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia and vision impairment can take a little extra creativity.
The goal is to help your older adult feel happily occupied and successful at an activity they enjoy. That’s why it’s important to find activities that work well for their current cognitive ability and level of vision.
Meaningful activities help reduce anxiety, agitation, and other challenging behaviors. They can also improve sleep by keeping the older adult more active and awake during the day.
We’ve got 9 activity ideas for vision-impaired seniors who also have dementia. Included are plenty of suggestions to help you find a variety of fun things your older adult will enjoy.
It might take some trial and error to find activities that your older adult will like. Use their previous preferences and interests as a guideline, but don’t be afraid to try things they weren’t interested in before – dementia can significantly change preferences.
Experiment with these ideas to find what suits your older adult best. Use the suggestions as a starting point and customize as needed for their ability level and interests.
Remember that interests can change rapidly, so don’t be afraid to try something again in the future to see if there might be a different reaction.