Setting the table can be a both physically and mentally challenging task, when a person has dementia. However, tasks with the right amount of challenge is beneficial to keep mental and physical function. Ask the person to help you, and clearly state what you expect from them. “Can you help me set the table?” might be too complex, whereas “can you help me by bringing these plates to the table” can be understandable. Remember to positively acknowledge accomplishments.
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 €