Games can offer both social and mental stimulation for those with dementia, while “exercising” the brain and possibly, slowing the deterioration of cognitive abilities.
For people with dementia, wandering can be a major problem, especially if that person wanders outside of the home or away from caregivers in a public place. Whether your loved one wanders inside the home or in the open air, caregivers are advised to do all they can to minimize this potentially dangerous behavior.
One of the struggles many caregivers deal with on a daily basis is the battle with depression, which can be caused and/or triggered by a series of factors, including isolation, loneliness, exhaustion and the seasons. Luckily there are multiple actions you can take to help combat caregiver depression.