Swimming can be a great way to stay active and socialize. In addition, the water can feel calming on the skin. Try to visit the local pool or beach. Ask if they have any classes the person you are caring for can attend. If they don’t, or you want to accompany the person, swimming can be great activity for you both, tending to your bodies and nurturing your relationship.
Apathy is described as a lack of interest or a persistent loss of motivation to do things. It can be difficult to find appropriate activities to engage in, when the person you are caring for are suffering from apathy. However, engaging in activities will be beneficial for maintaining physical and
Dementia has cognitive, behavioural as well as physical symptoms. To maintain physical function and decrease boredom and frustration as causes of challenging behaviour, it is important to keep active for people with dementia. Physical activity can provide a welcomed distraction from the stress of the illness and help the person
The DemiCare project has been funded by the Active and Assisted Living programme. AAL is a European programme funding innovation that keeps people connected, healthy, active and happy into their old age.
AAL supports the development of products and services that make a real difference to people’s lives - for those facing some of the challenges of ageing and for those who care for older people if they need help.
The project has an overall budget of 2.029.091,76 €, to which the AAL will contribute with 1.477.535,07 €