Adapting Activities for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Doing things we enjoy gives us pleasure and adds meaning to our lives. People with¬†Alzheimer’s disease¬†need to be active and do things they enjoy. However, don’t expect too much. It’s not easy for them to plan their days and do different tasks.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.