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I Have Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia
Tips for Improving Mood for patient
My dad was diagnosed a few years ago, and lately things seem worse. He's having trouble using the computer and smart phone, also unmotivated to do anything else. He's even unmotivated to passively watch tv (reruns over and over again), which he did before.
I want to ask about suggestions on things to do with him that won't add to his cognitive load but may help boost his self esteem/mood. He used to enjoy tennis and cooking. When I asked if he knows how to make this dish he used to make he says he can't remember. He did seem to enjoy dribbling a basketball and shot it a bit the last time we took my kids to the playground so I will try that again. Also maybe gardening and removing weeds.
Would love to hear other suggestions!