THE BEST FRIENDS
APPROACH TO ACTIVITIES
The art of activities is not in what is done, it is in the doing.
Activities should be individualized and tap into past interests and skills.
Activities should be adult in nature.
Activities should recall a person's work-related past.
Activities should stimulate the five senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell).
Doing nothing is actually doing something. Activities should tap into a person's remaining physical skills. Activities must be initiated by others.
Activities should be voluntary.
Intergenerational activities are especially desirable.
Activities we think will never work sometimes do.
Activities should appeal to the caregiver as well as the person. Personal care is an activity. Activities can be short. Activities are everywhere.