Adult Day Health Care

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Locations in Herndon Harbor, Lewinsville, Lincolnia and Mount Vernon. Open 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

703-246-8743
TTY 711


Jennifer Robinson, RN, BSN, MSW,
Adult Day Health Care Program Manager

101 Things To Do With a Person With Dementia During the Holidays

Submitted by ndawso on Fri, 12/01/2017 - 1:32 pm
  1. Clip coupons
  2. Sort poker chips
  3. Count tickets
  4. Rake leaves
  5. Use the carpet sweeper
  6. Read out loud
  7. Bake holiday cookies
  8. Look up names in the phone book
  9. Read the daily paper out loud
  10. Ask someone with a child to visit
  11. Listen to Polka music
  12. Plant seeds indoors or out
  13. Look at family photographs
  14. Toss a ball
  15. Color holiday pictures
  16. Make homemade lemonade
  17. Wipe off the table
  18. Sort Christmas ornaments
  19. Address Christmas cards
  20. Have a spelling bee
  21. Read from the Reader's Digest
  22. Fold clothes
  23. Have a friend visit with a calm pet
  24. Cut pictures out of greeting cards
  25. Wash silverware
  26. Bake homemade bread
  27. Sort objects by shape or color
  28. Sing old songs
  29. "Tell me more" when they talk about a memory
  30. Put silverware away
  31. Set the table for holiday dinner
  32. Play favorite songs and sing
  33. Take a ride
  34. Do a crossword puzzle or sodoku
  35. Decorate the Christmas tree
  36. Play dreidels
  37. Make a basket of socks
  38. Take a walk
  39. Reminisce about 1st day of school
  40. String Cheerios to hang on Christmas tree
  41. Make a fresh fruit salad
  42. Sweep the patio
  43. Prune indoor plants
  44. Fold towels
  45. Have afternoon tea
  46. Remember great inventions
  47. Play Pictionary
  48. Wrap presents
  49. Read Christmas cards out loud
  50. Identify states and capitals
  51. Make a family tree poster
  52. Color a picture of our flag
  53. Watch a cheerful holiday movie
  54. Sing Christmas Carols
  55. Water house plants
  56. Reminisce about the first kiss
  57. Work on a community service project
  58. Dance
  59. Sing favorite hymns
  60. Make homemade ice cream
  61. Sort pantry
  62. Make Christmas cards
  63. Sort playing cards by their color
  64. Write a letter to a family member
  65. Dress in your favorite football team's color
  66. Pop popcorn
  67. Name the presidents
  68. Give a manicure
  69. Put together a photo album
  70. Sort beans for soup
  71. Cut out snowflakes
  72. Browse holiday catalogues
  73. Finish famous sayings
  74. Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  75. Make homemade ornaments
  76. Look at pictures in National Geographic
  77. Put a puzzle together
  78. Sand wood
  79. Rub in hand lotion
  80. Decorate paper placemats
  81. Arrange fresh flowers
  82. Remember famous people
  83. Straighten out underwear drawer
  84. Finish Nursery Rhymes
  85. Make peanut butter sandwiches
  86. Wipe off patio furniture
  87. Cut up used paper for scratch paper
  88. Take care of fish tank
  89. Trace and cut out leaves
  90. Ask simple trivia questions
  91. Finish Bible quotes
  92. Watch YouTube Videos of interest
  93. Cut out pictures from magazines
  94. Read classic short stories
  95. Put coins in a jar
  96. Sew sewing cards
  97. Put bird feed out for the birds
  98. Make eggnog
  99. Reminisce about a favorite summer
  100. Roll yarn into a ball
  101. Make a birthday cake
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