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A very good way to engage someone with dementia is to re-introduce them to activities that they always enjoyed. The problem is that they probably lost interest in the activity for a reason – perhaps the pieces of the puzzle were too small, or the knitting pattern too complicated. The trick to success is to modify the activity to overcome those difficulties. It is much better to continue with activities that have been life-long favourites than to try to introduce something new.
In our June newsletter we wrote about using tablet computers as a tool in providing therapeutic activities for people with dementia. Since then I have had even more success with my iPad, and discovered some new apps that are really quite amazing. They are fun and engaging, and people love them. Best of all, they are mostly free. If you have access to an iPad (most of the therapeutic apps are only available for iPads and not other tablets) then I highly recommend you have a look at these apps.