People with dementia should be offered activities that can help promote wellbeing

June 28, 2019

NICE: People living with dementia should be offered activities such as exercise, aromatherapy, art, gardening, baking, reminiscence therapy, music therapy, mindfulness and animal assisted therapy to help promote their wellbeing.

The recommendation comes in NICE’s updated quality standard on dementia published today (28 June 2019).

It says people living with dementia and people involved in their care should be given the opportunity to talk about their life experiences, preferences, interests, strengths with a healthcare professional. This can help the person living with dementia to choose activities to promote wellbeing that suit their preferences and needs.

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