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10 Activities to Keep Your Loved One with Dementia Occupied During Travel
Feb 22, 2016

  1. Bring an old photo album along to look at pictures.
  2. Play your loved one’s favourite music in the car.
  3. Be sure to have snacks and water.
  4. Play trivia about TV shows and musicians of their day.
  5. Provide a purse with items to go through, like junk mail and old jewellery.
  6. Make rest time to help keep them from becoming agitated.
  7. Let your loved one take the lead in whatever you’re doing. Let them do the talking and listen to their stories.
  8. Offer travel games, like crossword puzzles and word searches.
  9. Talk about the scenery and places you’re driving by during the journey.
  10. Take along their favourite pillow or blanket to keep them comfortable.
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