Social activities are an essential part of good care for people with dementia, promoting their physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being. But what exactly do we mean when we say 'social activities' and what are the benefits?
A social activity is exactly what it says on the tin - an activity that brings members of a community together. This could be anything from a game of bowls or partaking in an art class to enjoying some live music or having tea and cake. Social activities are extremely important for a number of reasons and encouraging those who may feel isolated or lonely to get involved in activities with others can have huge benefits including:
As humans we are innately social creatures and we need others around us to thrive. The vast majority of us enjoy socialising or get involved in social activities and this doesn't change following a dementia diagnosis!
Keep your eyes peeled on our blog page for our social activities guide - coming soon!