Looking for new interesting things to do can be challenging for many caregivers. You need to look for activities that keep your loved one challenged but at the same time, they might not be able to do certain things which they used to enjoy. There are exciting activities that can help individuals with Parkinson’s disease overcome their challenges. Read on to learn about top activities that older adults with Parkinson’s disease can enjoy!
Play Mini Golf
Even though your loved one may not be able to walk as much as before due to muscle weakness in the legs and fatigue, they can still engage in a sport by playing mini golf. This fun hobby will allow your loved one to practice their hand-eye coordination and be able to have a healthy amount of walking as they play.
Cook a Dish Together
Many people love to cook before they were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and your loved one is able to continue doing this. Cooking will help them maintain their motor dexterity and preparing healthy meals encourages healthy eating that will feed the body and mind. Your loved one may need help with sharp utensils but they can mix or stir ingredients.
Watch a Movie
On the days when your loved one does not feel like doing much, they can watch a movie. They may experience sleep disturbance or worry about going out when their muscles are feeling rigid. On those occasions, you can prepare some movies to pull up onto the screen for them to watch. Make this fun by choosing a film series so that your loved one will look forward to the next episode.
Do a Puzzle
A big part of your loved one’s schedule may include waiting for medical appointments and other health checks outside of the home. Bring along a crossword puzzle or word search so they can do them during those times. This can help your loved one to counteract any brain changes which affect their memory as puzzles help to build their mental skills.
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