By Clearday Research Team
The impacts of social isolation and loneliness can be especially harmful to older adults suffering from dementia. One of the many detrimental effects of dementia is the struggle of maintaining relationships and participating in social activities, which can lead to detachment from family and friends. This proves to be difficult when one of your goals is to make your loved one feel supported, connected, and involved in their own lives.
There are several ways to help combat loneliness and isolation. Try these meaningful ways, supplied by NIH, to help someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia feel connected and enjoy life more.
- Stay connected with family and friends through video chats, email, and social media. If you’re not tech savvy, ask for help to learn.
- Find an activity that you enjoy, restart an old hobby, or take a class to learn something new. You might have fun and meet people with similar interests.
- Stay physically active and include group exercise, such as joining a walking club or working out with a friend. Adults should aim for at least 150 minutes (2 1/2 hours) of activity a week that makes you breathe hard.
Here at Clearday™, we understand what the negative impacts of solitude can have which is why we make it our utmost mission to enrich the lives of those with cognitive deficit conditions. Our Clearday Clubs™ are designed to have activities that members can choose to enjoy with others, while being overseen by loving, experienced Club staff. See how we help here.
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