Fun Activities that Help Seniors with Memory LossSeptember 06, 2018
For many, memory loss can be a natural part of aging. However, some seniors may develop more significant memory-related issues. Alzheimer’s and dementia can be difficult to navigate, but it’s entirely possible for seniors with memory loss to live fully engaging, dignified lives.
As a part of our Illuminations Memory Care Programs at Blue Harbor Senior Living, we create programs full of wonderful activities designed to engage seniors with Alzheimer’s. We’re proud to have a specialized program that compassionately helps memory-impaired seniors live their lives to the fullest. Want to know a few of our favorite memory care activities? Read on to find out!
Activating the Senses
Seniors with Alzheimer’s may struggle with feelings of disorientation or isolation. That’s why we seek activities that are designed to activate their five senses, helping them to feel grounded, in the moment, and joyful!
Simple cooking projects are perfect projects for those affected by dementia. Cooking engages the five senses and is social, too! Plus, familiar recipes can trigger happy memories from childhood. What does the smell of baking cookies do for you? Nothing short of sweetness, we’re sure.
Karaoke and Singing
Music is one of the most joyful forms of human expression. To organize a group karaoke activity, you don’t necessarily need a fancy machine either. All you need is a computer and something that looks like a microphone. If you don’t have a karaoke machine, you can always look up karaoke versions of favorite songs on YouTube. This is a fantastic way to trigger happy memories and to help seniors reap the healing benefits of music! Read all about the therapeutic benefits of music on our blog.
Hand Massage and Spa Day
There’s nothing quite like a relaxing hand massage. Seniors deserve to be pampered, and hand massages have healing benefits for people of all ages. They promote relaxation and body awareness, helping to reduce feelings of anxiety. Learn all about the benefits of massage for seniors on our blog.
Beyond massages, making seniors feel pampered has many benefits. As an example, hear it from Blue Harbor Senior Living community Canyon Creek; their residents absolutely love their spa and salon experiences! Learn all about these fun stories here.
Let Us Inspire You
These are just a few of the amazing memory care activities we love at Blue Harbor Senior Living. Explore all of our wonderful communities and take a look at their memory care calendars for even more inspiration. If you’d like to experience an activity firsthand, be sure to schedule a tour at the community of your choosing. However we can help you, we’re here; contact us directly and we’ll be happy to chat further.
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