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Sufferer missing responsible tasks, what activities might be suitable

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  • William Thompson

    My wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in May 2018, and was fairly stable up until recently, when she has had to stop doing all of the household tasks. She has become restless, and I think she would benefit from some activity that is meaningful for her, but I am having trouble coming up with ideas. She does not like leaving the house, so something she can do at home would be ideal. I would appreciate any ideas anyone on this forum could suggest. Thanks in advance. Bill

    Mel F (DSS)

    Hi Bill, it’s challenging isn’t it.

    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. 🙂


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