Someone with dementia (or Alzheimer’s) may withdraw from social activities causing them to get restless and you may notice agitation through fidgety hands. It’s very common to see someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s to be constantly moving their hands, rubbing their fingers, rocking their body, etc.
A person’s hands can often become restless and fidgety when they are suffering from dementia. It can be hard to find ways for them to keep their hands busy, but there are many creative ideas that will help a caregiver out in this situation!
So, what can you do to help dementia patients to keep busy? Here are some great recommendations from Senior Safety Advice.
But one word of caution – not all tasks are the same and sometimes people in the later stages of dementia can become frustrated when they are asked to learn a new activity. Their frustration may lead to increased agitation, which could end up in a difficult situation and be detrimental for both the person with dementia as well as those who care for them.One way of avoiding this type of scenario is by choosing activities that are familiar to them and having a variety of items that a person can choose from depending on what you have available in your home.
Learn about activities for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s, CLICK HERE.