Firstly it is important to incorporate activities that your loved one or friend would enjoy and have enjoyed all of their lives. Check with their doctor to make sure it is safe for your loved one to participate in the type of activities you have planned for ease of mind.
Getting out of the house and into the sunshine exposes our bodies to Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, healthy muscles, and improved mood. Daylight is important for regulating our body’s clock, helping to promote a healthy sleeping schedule.
Research has shown that the health of people with dementia who spend between 10 and 15 minutes of activity outside a day improved significantly. For seniors with mobility issues, simply sitting outside in the sun can have positive mental and physical health benefits.
You and your loved one living with dementia can incorporate outdoor activities into your care plan that are both simple and enjoyable. Try to plan activities around the same time each day, taking into consideration when your loved one is most often active. They can be a part of the activity or simply watch.
Some examples are below:
At Cavendish Homecare we have a team of Homecare Managers, Registered Nurses, and carers with a wealth of experience and experts that can provide practical and emotional support and care. We understand that this is such a sensitive time, having trustworthy support can make a huge difference with learning to live with dementia.
If you would like to enquire about our Dementia Homecare services, contact us on, 02030085210 or email us at email@example.com