Re: alzheimer's patients
We have a sticky in this forum (one of the permanent messages up the top of the list of threads) that says "Activities" .. you will get a LOT of ideas from there.
But just quickly:
A 'busy' apron - attached to a bib'n'brace apron is a zipper, a button, velcro, a chain ... whatever you can think of .. different samples of different fabrics etc, just make sure NOTHING can come off and be put in a mouth etc.
A 'busy' box - these can be themed: a Handbag full of old makeup compacts, lipstick tubes, mirror, comb. For a man, a razor without a blade, a shaving brush, an empty bottle of after-shave (they still smell nice if opened). A colourful box with tapestry threads and some material (no needles), a finger protector (can't think of the name, alzheimer's kicking in already lol), a stationary box with pens, pencils, notepads, rubbers etc. A box FULL of old photo's is ALWAYS a handy item to have tucked around the place.
Just remember: Keep them safe. Blunt scissors (or rounded edges). It's a bit like having a toddler around sometimes! And you can sometimes have just as much fun!!
... your loved one hasn't forgotten you ... the DISEASE doesn't remember you