My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a little more than two years ago. He is starting to lose interest in a lot of the hobbies that he has been keeping busy with in retirement, like gardening and woodworking. I think he finds these activities more difficult to do now because of some physical decline, and maybe he is less confident with them. I’d like to see him get some enjoyment out of doing things he’s always loved to do. Any advice? -Rick S.
You are probably right that these activities have become more difficult for him. It also is more difficult for a person with dementia to initiate an activity, even things they enjoy.