Staying Social

Having enjoyable social contact with others is important for people with dementia.

  • Being with people creates emotional connection and mental stimulation.
  • Being social can help reduce feelings of stress and boredom.
  • Feeling stressed or bored can make it difficult to get to sleep and may contribute to night time wandering.
  • Social activities that don’t overstimulate or overwhelm the person with dementia are the best.