Social life

Continued interaction with friends is an important part of the dementia patient’s life. 

  • For as long as it remains possible, give the patient the opportunity to keep in touch with any club activities they may have been involved in.  This contact can stimulate and evoke the healthy aspects of the dementia patient’s life. These positive meetings might enrich their daily life, giving a sense of warmth and joy and evoking memories.
  • You need to focus on activities that can feasibly be done, and you need to understand that the pace will be slower than before. 
  • If the person can no longer drive, going on a bus journey or boat trip for a change can provide inspiration and stimulation.
  • It is about finding pearls of wisdom in daily life.

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