There are so many activities that Dayton elderly care providers recommend for seniors to enjoy with their loved ones this winter. Consider activities that revolve around music as it stimulates brain function and boosts emotional wellbeing. Even if no one in your family can sing well, everyone will have a great time with the following suggestions.
Gather Around the Piano
If the senior has a piano in his or her home, then make it the center of the festivities. Choose someone to play your senior loved one’s favorite songs while everyone sings together. If the senior plays and is still capable, then encourage him or her to play as well. It’s the perfect way Dayton Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers to boost their loved one’s emotional wellbeing and stimulate brain function. Even if your loved one doesn’t live with a cognitive disability, the mental stimulation is beneficial.
Even if it is just two people, participating in dancing can be fun. Of course, going to a dance requires that you get dressed up even if you are not really leaving the house. Pamper your loved one by helping him or her get all dressed up, complete with a hair and makeup session. Everyone can dance even if your loved one has limited mobility or requires a wheelchair. They just have to move their feet or arms to the music. Providing the songs can easily be done using a record player or even your smartphone. Just like a real dance, you will need some refreshments. Encourage your senior to help you make them if he or she is able.
Watch a Musical
There have been many great musical movies, so make some finger foods and have a movie night with your loved one. Possible titles that seniors might enjoy include:
- Singin’ in the Rain
- The Sound of Music
- West Side Story
- The Wizard of Oz
- Mary Poppins
Music is a fun activity that stimulates brain function and boosts emotional wellbeing. Help your loved one enjoy an active life during the golden years by calling Home Care Assistance at (937) 353-1412 today. Our premier Dayton stroke, Alzheimer’s and dementia care enables seniors to remain at home while managing illness or injury and boosting overall wellbeing. Call today to schedule a complimentary consultation with a trusted Care Manager.