Activities for Blind Alzheimer's Patient?

PatientMy mother has Alzheimer's and has been blind for about a year. She is bored to tears - literally - and lonely at the nursing home during the day by herself. She can no longer crochet. I tried coloring. No good. She is advanced, but not so much that she would agree to a baby doll. I'm trying to find something she can do, by herself during the day until I get there after work to visit. Thank you.


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July 16, 20160 found this helpful

I am sure some of ThriftyFun's members will have good suggestions to offer. In the meantime, may I say, 'Your Mother is a very beautiful lady'.

Oh! I just thought of something. A blind woman taught me how to knit. She knitted pot holders for a good portion of the day. Maybe you Mother could try that. It would keep her hands busy til something more interesting was found. Good luck.

July 18, 20160 found this helpful

She used to crochet and knit, but can no longer do it. I don't think she could do the pot holders either since her "memory muscle" seems to be gone as well.


Otherwise, it'd be an awesome idea. Thank you for your response and I look forward to others, as well.

April 25, 20170 found this helpful

Dear LJohnson, I have a few ideas for your mother who I hope is still doing well. She could fold fabrics of different textures to feel them. You can get a pocketbook or bag and fill it with stuff that she can sort. Also, my grandmother had dementia and was in a nursing home run by the state with limited activities. My parents paid for her to have lifetime membership in the local senior center. The center picked her up every day and brought her to the group. She was around people and activities and we really felt it helped prolong her life; it certainly made her happy.

August 19, 20190 found this helpful

I totally agree with you. My grandfather was dealing with Dementia, and started feeling sick after his retirement stage from office. Every time we meet him, he uses to name us with different identities. He is getting trouble in remembering the names.


Last month He wanted to plan an estate and to distribute the things before he leave us, so we called eldercare lawyers and took help from them. But deep inside we pray for him to get well soon.


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