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Old 07-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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Smile Activities for alzheimers

Hi, we spend so much time just trying to make my best friend (who happens to be my Mother) happy.

Couple of things you can try:

Stuffed toy - or baby (Mum now has a stuffed dog she takes to bed and he is her baby and it makes such a difference. I have stuffed toys without alzheimers and tuck them into bed - ohhh looks like I am a candidate lol - seriously - it helps. Try and give them ONE they can love and others to look at

Balloons - there are a variety of helium balloons that give weeks of pleasure, plus your everyday balloon. Try gettting one and throwing it to your loved one (actually with or without alz - I love it!!!)

Painting with water - these books are great but get the educational ones, not the ones with colour already there. There are some nice ones on ebay I have found and the better ones in shops. So, what happens is they dip a paintbrush in water and put it on the picture and it colours - it is a brilliant way to pass some time and particularly if they were arty.

Knitting - my mum knitted most days of her life but now its not happening, which is a shame. However, for her last few scarfs, I got her thick wool and huge needles - so if they can still do it, at least it is a quick, rewarding thing.

Most of all, tell them you love them and they are beautiful and hug them. It should come from the heart

 
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