50 Nice and Easy Alzheimer’s Activities

(About.com) Here is a great list of activities for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Many of these activities require no planning and others may need a little preparation.

  1. Pet a kitten or puppy
  2. Rake leaves
  3. Use the carpet sweeper
  4. Read out loud
  5. Feed fish and care for the tank
  6. Look up names in the phone book
  7. Read the daily paper out loud
  8. Ask someone to visit
  9. Listen to music
  10. Plant seeds indoors or out
  11. Look at family photographs
  12. Clean & top up the bird bath
  13. Weed the flower bed
  14. Fold clothes
  15. Have a friend visit with a calm pet
  16. Cut pictures out of greeting cards
  17. Polish silverware
  18. Baking / mixing
  19. Sort objects by shape or color
  20. Sing old songs
  21. Go for a drive/ride
  22. Take a walk
  23. Reminisce about 1st day of school
  24. Ask simple trivia questions
  25. Make a salad
  26. Sweep the patio
  27. Fold towels
  28. Have afternoon tea
  29. Paint a picture
  30. Cut out paper shapes
  31. Make a family tree poster
  32. Put feed out for the birds
  33. Water house plants
  34. Reminisce about the first kiss
  35. Dance
  36. Sing favorite hymns
  37. Make homemade ice cream
  38. Make Christmas / Birthday cards
  39. Write a letter to a family member
  40. Make popcorn
  41. Give a manicure
  42. Dusting
  43. Finish famous sayings
  44. Feed the ducks
  45. Mold with play dough
  46. Put a puzzle together
  47. Polish wood
  48. Rub in hand lotion
  49. Arrange fresh flowers
  50. Remember famous people
  51. Straighten out drawers
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