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If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
For Alzheimer’s caregivers, parents and senior loved ones living with the disease, social engagement is key to finding balance and promoting wellness. Engaging in social activities promotes a strong sense of belonging and gives people with Alzheimer’s a sense of purpose when it feels like their world is shrinking.
Learn how to keep your loved ones engaged in the world around them while still having fun together.
10 Ways for Alzheimer’s Caregivers to Keep Loved Ones With the Disease Engaged
Last Updated: February 20, 2019
The Montessori Method is well-known for being used to successfully engage children, but it’s also an approach that’s gaining traction with caregivers of parents and senior loved ones with dementia. While it’s still a new idea, there is already evidence that the Montessori Method can reduce anxiety for people with dementia by providing them with engaging activities that they find rewarding.
Learn more about how caregivers are using the approach to engage seniors and how you can put it into practice with a loved one.