What are the best activities for Alzheimer's patients?

The best activities for Alzheimer's patients are ones that help keep them engaged and active.

Those with Alzheimer's may experience confusion, distress, or frustration as they begin to lose cognitive abilities, so focus on helping them with easy tasks that they enjoy, like cooking or baking simple recipes, getting outside to enjoy nature, staying in touch with friends and family, and reminiscing about their past.

Put together a playlist of favorite songs, movies, and television shows, as those with Alzheimer's often find comfort in things that are familiar to them. Staying active and engaged can not only slow the progress of the disease, but it can also increase the patient's quality of life by reducing stress and warding off feelings of helplessness and depression.

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