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30 simple activities that can be done in 30 seconds

Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia characterized by memory loss and declined cognitive ability. Engaging an Alzheimer's patient in simple conversation and activities can be fulfilling both to the patient and to the care giver, and is thought to help fend off feelings of isolation and depression that can be associated with the disease. Try these simple activities:

  • Greet the person by name.
  • Make eye contact and smile.
  • Shake hands.
  • Ask someone to "show me" an object.
  • Tease: "Mr. Smith, I just saw you eat dessert first!"
  • Tell someone they are loved.
  • Give a sustained bear hug.
  • Give a compliment: "Wow! You look pretty spiffy!"
  • Ask an open-ended question: "How are you feeling today?"
  • Ask an opinion: "What do you think of my necktie? Does it match my shirt?"
  • Play a quick game of catch.
  • Notice an unusual bird or squirrel outside the window.
  • Evoke a memory from a person's life story: "Tell me more about your dog. Did he follow you to school?"
  • Give a hand massage.
  • Share a new hand lotion and talk about its pleasing scent.
  • Try on a new shade of lipstick.
  • Blow bubbles.
  • Slip a little treat to someone.
  • Share a magic trick.
  • Show off family photos of a new grandchild.
  • Blow up a balloon and bat it around. (You can blow up surgical gloves instead.)
  • Look at a flower arrangement and compare colors, textures and scents.
  • Ask for advice on a recipe.
  • Tell a funny story or joke. Clown around for a moment and make funny faces, throw your hands in the air and spin around once or twice.
  • Do a quick dance to some fun music that is playing in the background.
  • Sing a song or say a prayer together.
  • Notice vivid colors in an unusual dress or shirt.
  • Ask for help with a chore such as folding a towel, helping to make a bed, or polishing a piece of furniture.
  • Try on a hat or hats.
  • Step outside for some fresh air.

Areas We Serve

Based on where we have caregivers, we serve the following areas. 

Here they are sorted by name: Anderson Mill, Austin, Barton Creek, Bee Cave, Briarcliff, Buda, Garfield, Hudson Bend, Jollyville, Jonestown, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Lost Creek, Oak Hill, Onion Creek, Pflugerville, Point Venture, Rollingwood, Round Rock, San Leanna, Shady Hollow, Sun City (Georgetown), The Hills, Volente, Webberville, West Lake Hills

Here they are sorted by zip code: 78610, 78613, 78641, 78652, 78664, 78681, 78701, 78702, 78703, 78704, 78705, 78712, 78717, 78721, 78722, 78723, 78726, 78727, 78728, 78729, 78730, 78731, 78732, 78733, 78734, 78735, 78736, 78737, 78738, 78739, 78741, 78742, 78744, 78745, 78746, 78747, 78748, 78749, 78750, 78751, 78752, 78753, 78754, 78756, 78757, 78758, 78759.