1 Listen to music
2 Toss a ball
3 Color pictures
8 Read out loud chapters from Harry Potter books or other favorite stories
10 String beads
11 Bake cookies
12 Take photos of the person and you and create a collage
13 Brush or comb one another’s hair
14 Participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.
16 Look at family photographs
18 Weed the flowerbed or tend to the garden
19 Fold laundry
21 Cut pictures out of greeting cards or magazines
22 Play dominoes
23 Ask the person about his or her favorite childhood books or cartoon characters (you can share yours too)
24 Bake homemade bread
26 Sing old songs
28 Put silverware away
32 Make a cherry pie
33 Play with tops or jacks
35 Take a walk around the yard
37 Reminisce about the first day of school
39 Make a fresh fruit salad
40 Sweep the patio
41 Color paper shamrocks green
42 Fold towels
43 Have an afternoon tea party
45 Look through the pages of a clothes catalog
46 Look at a map and identify countries
47 Make a family tree poster
49 Eat a picnic lunch outside
50 Water house plants
51 Play horseshoes
53 Watch Sesame Street together
55 Make holiday cards
56 Reminisce about favorite sports activities the person enjoyed while growing up
57 Write a letter to a friend or family member
58 Dress in your favorite sports’ teams’ colors
59 Pop popcorn
61 Give a manicure
64 Finish famous sayings
67 Look at pictures in a comic book
68 Put a puzzle together
70 Rub in hand lotion
71 Arrange fresh flowers
73 Recite nursery rhymes
74 Make peanut butter sandwiches
75 Cut up used paper for scratch paper
76 Blow bubbles
77 Take care of a fish tank
78 Bake cupcakes and decorate them
79 Interview the person about his or her life with a video camera or audio recorder
81 Finger paint
83 Put coins in a jar
84 Put bird seed out for the birds
85 Decorate a pumpkin
86 Reminisce about a favorite summer
87 Roll yarn into a ball
88 Trace and cut out autumn leaves
89 Cook a favorite family recipe together
90 Gather a yellow sponge, crayons, paper and tape and make a SpongeBob Square Pants 91
92 Give him or her a hug
95 Play a musical instrument
97 Ask the person to talk about his or her favorite sports hero
98 Sort playing cards
99 Ask the person about his or her favorite pet
100 Wash windows together
101 Ask the person about his or her first car
1. Listen to music in his room.
2. Listen to music with headphones on.
3. Watch the "cooking channel" on TV.
4. Watch DVDs especially ones that are colorful, active, and musical, like "South Pacific."
5. Sit outside in the sun.
6. Sit in the "Great Room/Library" on the first floor.
7. Look at pictures in the family album.
8. Sing together.
9. Make silly noises.
10. Tell him I love him.
11. Hold hands and be quiet together.
12. Push his wheelchair through the wings on his floor.
13. Go down to the community room for entertainment events.
14. Keep him hydrated.
15. Feed him snacks like yogurt, apple sauce, fruit, cookies, dark chocolate, pretzel rods.
16. Visit during lunch and/or dinner.
17. Bake special treats at home for him and bring them in to share together.
18. Read aloud.
19. Pump up the music real loud and play "rhythm band" with the instruments I brought in.
20. Put him through his body movement exercises.
21. Tell stories of the "olden days."
22. Stroke his arm or leg.
23. Give him a manicure.
24. Apply lotion to his hands, arms, and legs.
25. Give him a shave.
26. Wash his face with a hot cloth.
27. Talk to him as I water the plants in his room.
28. Visit with other residents (him sitting and listening.)
29. Tickling him.
30. Bumping heads and saying "Boink."
31. Kissing him.
32. Hugging him.
33. Telling him how important he is to me.
34. Tellingham he is handsome.
35. Stroking his face.
36. Combing his hair.
37. Slowing down for now. Might think of a few more items but think I have it pretty well covered.