Easter is a time of celebration and joy for everyone. If you are spending Easter with a loved one who has dementia, you don’t want to leave them out during activities. There are plenty of ways to make sure that you all enjoy this time of the year. Engage in some stimulating activities that can help your loved one. Read on to learn about the simple Easter activities for your loved one with dementia!
There are many creative activities you can do together such as organizing an egg hunt, making an Easter bonnet, or eating hot crossed buns.
- Make an Easter bonnet
This is a traditional craft activity for the whole family. You just have to find an old hat with a brim, then start adding pieces of ribbon and cardboard cut-outs of bunnies, chicks, and eggs. Then, tie in some spring flowers to complete it.
- Go on an egg hunt
If your loved one is able to move about, you can ask them to either help hide the eggs or be a part of the egg hunting group. If they are less mobile, they may still enjoy watching the rest of the family hunt for eggs around the garden.
- Prepare the Easter lunch together
Sitting down for a family lunch is a huge part of Easter. Your loved one may enjoy helping to prepare the lunch. If they are able to do it, you can give them some tasks such as stirring the sauce or peeling carrots.
Taking a walk in the park, going to church or visiting a petting farm can be great activities for people with dementia.
- Arrange an Easter posy
As spring arrives, there will be many flowers starting to appear. Encourage your loved one to walk around the garden to pick some flowers to make into a posy. They can be arranged in a small vase afterward. Picking flowers can boost the sensory experience for your loved one.
- Go to church
If your loved one likes going to church for Easter, this is a great idea for them. Hymns and prayers can stir memories in them which is comforting for an individual with dementia.
- Visit a farm
Whether it is a baby calf, lamb, or chick, it will lift their soul to see baby animals in springtime. If it is a petting farm and you get to hold them, that is even better!
Take A Trip Down Memory Lane
Everyone enjoys reminiscing but it can be especially enjoyable for people with dementia. Try watching a classic movie to bring back some of their old memories. You can also start a conversation with them about their past which can make for a meaningful conversation.
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