Father’s Day is all about celebrating dad. This Father’s Day, honor your dad, create memories, and share precious moments. If your father has our dementia, there are many ways you can celebrate Father’s Day that are simple and fun. Read on to learn more.
Sometimes celebrating Father’s Day can be as simple as going for a ride. Take your dad and your family on a drive through your own city or surrounding towns. Stop at local attractions, sites of interest, and some of your dad’s favorite stops. You can even stop at an ice cream shop. Because Father’s Day takes place in June, the warm summer weather is a perfect excuse to share some soft serve.
If your dad doesn’t want to leave his home during Father’s Day, there are several indoor activities you can enjoy. For example, make a photo album. Going through old photos with your father is a fun way to reminisce, while also learning new things about your dad you may have never known. While creating this photo album, turn on some tunes. Play your dad’s favorite music, whether it be The Beatles or Beethoven. Music is a powerful tool in dementia care and can help patients feel more comfortable and at ease.
Father’s Day is all about dad, but it’s also all about family. Bring your family to him, whether it be cousins, grandkids, or siblings. When bringing the family to him, he can feel like a host to his loved ones. Together you can have a dinner party, barbecue, or lunch.
You can give your dad a simple gift on Father’s Day. A little goes a long way. Consider writing a note about what your father means to you. When you leave, he can revisit this note at any time to remember your love. Celebrating Father’s Day with your dad who has dementia isn’t always easy. If you are looking for assistance caring for your father, Help at Home Homecare is here for you and your loved ones. To learn more about our services, you can call us at one of our four locations throughout Florida.