Including meaningful social activities in your day is important for everyone but especially for people with Alzheimer’s disease and caregivers. People living with the disease can become isolated and lonely. Finding opportunities to interact with the people around you will help you stay engaged. Talking to someone you trust about your feelings, your hopes and worries or simply sharing a good laugh can provide the support and encouragement you need.
- Call a friend or family member – take someone to lunch or chat on the phone.
- Engage in conversations with acquaintances such as neighbours, store clerks, bank tellers.
- Accept invitations.
- Find an outlet to discuss your feelings and frustrations; consider joining a support group.Enjoy yourself – share activities you love with others.