Husband no longer reads, writes,does puzzles,watches tv....can t find anything for him to do...any suggestions?
When my husband lost interest in television and crossword puzzles I found coloring has helped . He has been coloring for over a year from the time he gets up till he goes to bed. Started with colored pencils an a battery operated sharpener. The coloring books I got him were as simple as I could find for kids or dementia . Not to detailed. About a month ago he didn’t want to color anymore but somehow I got him interested in using gel pens an pointy markers. He can’t speak much can’t understand him but this has been so helpful . It’s worth a try...
I played the audio version of the book just to stimulate my mothers mind and lots of music that she enjoyed - seemed to brighten her mood
Does he like music? My mother isnt able to enjoy activities she used to do but music seems to bring her happiness.
My husband went through this. He used to read the Wall Street Journal daily. I kept getting it for him until he just glanced at it and did not open it. Then I stopped the subscription. He never noticed. What he did enjoy till the last week of his life was country music. He knew all the words to most Willie Nelson songs until just before he became non verbal. Music always comforted him.
another thing I did was put old movies she enjoyed and provide things she did in her younger years, I also learned to make coloring pictures as simple as possible, sometimes she would color everything the same color but she was always proud of her accomplishment.....keep it simple!
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