Human beings thrive on emotional and social connections. As you get older and retire, you may not have as many opportunities to socialize as you did when you were younger. As we age, our need for socialization doesn’t go away – in fact, it only increases in importance. For individuals living with dementia, staying socially engaged can actually help improve their quality of life.
It is important to ensure that any opportunities for interaction and socialization are introduced with care in order to not make the individual with dementia feel threatened or confused. Focus on activities that may have held great significance for your loved one in the past. Be patient and considerate and incorporate new activities in a nurturing and safe environment; even small things can play an enormous role in happiness for instance even sitting down with your loved one and going through a family album can spark memories, encourage conversation and provide stimulation.
We at Samvedna Care understand that socialization and engagement plays an active role in the lives of our old ones to remain engaged. Samvedna’s eldercare services in Delhi and at-home provides interactions to elderly with limited mobility or due to various constraints allows socialization to continue all in the comfort of their homes. Our skilled staff works diligently with elderly having dementia and provides them with opportunities for socialization, engage them with memory games that help to remain active and engaged through physical, mental and social activities.