Most often what prevents families from implementing an activity program at home is lack of guidance about what exercises are appropriate for their loved one or fear that physical activity will result in an injury or cause pain.
As a caregiver, it is important to focus on what your loved one can do, even when the memory loss is more advanced.
Creating a daily routine can be helpful for both you and your loved one. This Physical Activity Planner will help you spend less time trying to figure out what to do and more time on activities that will improve your loved one’s overall well-being.
This Physical Activity Planner tip sheet will share helpful information with you, such as:
This tip sheet also includes two tools:
Keep in mind that as the memory loss progresses over time, your daily activity plan will need to be flexible. But with some creativity and patience, you can create a variety of activities to keep your loved one moving.