Engaging Activities for Your Loved One with Dementia | Avalon Memory Care

Engaging Activities for Your Loved One with Dementia

At Avalon Memory Care, we understand that engaging activities play a crucial role in enhancing the lives of individuals with dementia. Activities aren’t just fun, but also promote cognitive stimulation, emotional connection, and a sense of purpose. Here are a few of our favorite activities and their benefits: 

Pet Therapy 

According to UCLA Health, petting animals reduces loneliness, promotes the release of hormones that boost moods, and assists in recall of memories for individuals with dementia. We work closely with pet therapists to ensure we bring in gentle animals, from puppies to alpacas, for our residents to enjoy! Animal therapy is always a big hit in our communities.


According to The Alzheimer’s Association, music can reduce stress and improve behavioral issues for people with memory loss. Even in the late-stages of Alzheimer’s, individuals may be able to remember a beat or lyrics to a familiar song. We offer frequent music-based activities where our residents get to sing and dance along to live music. 


Gardening is one of the functional activities we incorporate into daily routines that can provide a sense of accomplishment and purpose for individuals with dementia. Gardening also offers gentle exercise and exposure to fresh air, both of which are known to improve mood and cognitive function. These enriching activities are essential for promoting cognitive health and overall well-being in individuals with dementia. Our dedicated team incorporates these and other engaging activities into our daily programming, creating a vibrant and supportive environment where your loved one can thrive. Come visit our community to see the fun in action! Contact us.

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