Just because somebody has dementia it doesn’t mean that they must stop doing the things that they enjoy.

There are a wide range of physical, mental, social and creative activities that will enable a person to live well with dementia and maintain a positive wellbeing. If you care for someone who has dementia, engaging in a shared activity together can make you feel more connected and enhance the quality time spent together.

Dementia can often cause a person to find interest in new things and their tastes may be different from before. If it is safe to do so, it can be helpful to try new activities that the person with dementia may get joy out of.

It is also likely that the person will maintain an interest in the activities that they have always enjoyed, so it is important to facilitate these and ensure that they are safe whilst engaging in their hobbies.