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Activities For People With Dementia /
It is universally recognized that
elderly people with dementia lose their short term
memory first and their long term memory last. For
example, they often remember people and events from
their earlier years, but have difficulty remembering
what they ate for breakfast the day before.
A while back, a family member asked me "what do you do
with someone who can no longer carry on a normal
conversation?" The short answer is "Relax and have fun."
The long answer would require writing a whole book. A
short summary of some activities include the following: