Use a special shopping trip as a social outing for Care recipient (cr) with dementia or depression who tends to remain at home or shows little interest in most social activities

Try: Plan a shopping trip with a purpose such as to purchase a special gift for a family member special occasion neighbor in need caregiver etc discuss and plan the trip ahead of time identifying different places that could be visited make a list of potential items to be purchased consider shopping in an indoor mall where the cr might visit many stores and have a level surface for walking stop for a snack or to admire window displays if a shopping trip is not possible collect a wide variety of catalogs and engage in an armchair shopping trip using the marker to identify interesting items that could be ordered

Materials: Transportation or catalogs markers

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Maintenance, Social, Some Supervision, So-So S T Memory

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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