Give a purpose in Life
Three signs the person with dementia feels productive and purposeful
- They make an effort to take part in activities.
- They are happy to help out with daily chores or activities.
- They try to complete an activity to the best of their ability.
A dementia diagnosis can make many people to wonder, “what’s the point?” After all, they know their condition is going to progress, and may therefore be inclined to give up doing all sorts of things they used to enjoy. But this only leads to leading to sadness, depression and loneliness. That’s why it is so important to find meaningful activities they can still do and which might prevent the helplessness, boredom and loss of identity that can be such a challenge for someone living with dementia.