Anything that keeps the mind active is beneficial; depending on what your wife enjoys, that might be gardening (including indoors with pot plants), crosswords, craft, painting or listening to music. Reminiscing is a fabulous activity; dust off the photo albums and take a walk down memory lane together.
Flexi-respite is funded by the government through My Aged Care and can be as simple as someone visiting for a cuppa and a chat. Call 1800 200 422 for more information.
I hope that is helpful. Let us know how you’re going. 🙂