5 Outdoor Activities For Seniors With Dementia

Taking care of a loved one with dementia can be confusing and stressful. No matter how much love and patience you have, providing around-the-clock supervision for someone unable to care for themselves isn’t easy. But you aren’t alone, and there are ways to make the process more manageable. Keeping dementia patients engaged in physical and cognitive activities can benefit them. In some cases, it may even help slow the progression of their disease. Bring joy into the lives of your loved ones with these five outdoor activities for seniors with dementia.

Go For A Walk

Take a walk in the park or around the neighborhood with your loved one. Go somewhere with beautiful sights so they may take in the scenery and enjoy themselves. Walking is an excellent way to exercise with little stress on the body. Find places where they can sit down and rest if they need to.

Feed The Birds

Feeding the birds allows seniors with dementia to stay engaged with nature. Sit together at a park or pond, and chat with them while bird-feeding. Sunflower seeds, nuts, fruits, and dry cereal are safe for most birds to eat.

Start A Garden

Gardening is another way for seniors to connect with nature. It provides physical activity, and they may grow their own fruits and vegetables. Using raised beds is best, so seniors don’t have to get on their knees or bend over. 

Go On A Picnic

Picnics are an opportunity to socialize over a nice meal with your loved one. Take them to a park on a nice day and prepare a healthy lunch to enjoy together. Bring friends, games, and music along.

Photography

Photography captures beautiful memories for seniors with dementia. Take your loved ones to a pleasant outdoor location, and take photos together. Photos can help seniors with dementia strengthen their memory and establish mental connections. Decorate their room with pictures so they can enjoy them at any time.

We Treat Your Loved Ones Like Family

At Courtyard Manor, we understand the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. Our staff provides around-the-clock care to our residents and treats everyone like family. Rest assured your loved ones are treated with the utmost care and respect at their new home. Get in touch to learn more about what we can do for your family.

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