Posted on Aug 05, 2013
Continuing your aging loves one’s education isn’t necessarily the easiest task in the world, especially if they are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, having Alzheimer’s or dementia doesn’t mean they are incapable of learning.
Group settings can be a great place for your aging loved one to get back into the learning spirit. Here are a few classes they may be interested in.
Art Class – Art class is a great way for your aging loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia to express their passions. Give them the freedom to draw whatever they want. Art can also help with motor skills.
Music Class – People with Alzheimer’s and dementia are very attracted to music. The sound can relax their mind and body and bring back pleasant memories from their past.
Cooking Class – Cooking class can help your aging loved one remember recipes and measurements, as well as enjoy home cooked meals.
There is also the option to host a group at your home. Invite friends and relatives over to try out a new craft or recipe! If you are looking for ideas, check out Minnesota Seniors Online. They offer monthly art projects with instructions online. If you are looking to try out a new recipe-why not make it local? Check out “The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook”, which features local recipes made with local ingredients. No matter if you are in a class or at home, there are plenty of ways to learn something new in the Twin Cities!