Can you help me?

A purpose is important.

People living with dementia often have a desire to feel purposeful and needed just as much as anyone else.  Having your loved one help with household tasks can be both therapeutic and crucial to restoring sense of purpose.

  • Simplify tasks or break down the steps
  • Provide a template for what the completed task looks like
  • Choose a familiar activity
  • Choose an activity that draws on their strengths and or interests
  • Let go of expectations and accept varying outcomes
  • Try something else if your loved one seems increasingly frustrated or is experiencing too much difficulty