Activities for Stage 2 Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease is progressive and those suffering from it will go from mild to severe symptoms or stages. When a loved one reaches the second stage of Alzheimer’s disease, they are beginning to lose the ability to recognize family and friends. Other symptoms at this stage include increased paranoia and delusions, not being able to dress themselves or oversee their own daily hygiene, insomnia and more.
During this moderate stage of Alzheimer’s disease, in home caregivers can help by being aware of what this person can still do on their own in this medium functioning mental state.
It is important to stimulate the senses when choosing activities and to consider what this person liked to do prior to their Alzheimer’s disease. Some may enjoy working with clay, others might like to color or paint, or simply arranging flowers can be an activity.
People in the second stage of Alzheimer’s disease can still wash dishes, fold laundry, and dust. They can also assist in simple food preparation like stirring ingredients together. Walks are a good way to spend time together or attending church regularly can be pleasant.
Despite the memory gaps, it can be enjoyable to spend time reminiscing by talking and looking at photographs when spending time with the person who is in stage two of Alzheimer’s disease.