I believe that you can deal best with dementia when you identify activities that make you happy when you do them by yourself. Nobody entertaining you or telling you what to do. Nobody helping you. Nobody protecting you from “failure.”
This is my list of 21 things I do along that make me happy. My list will not be your list, nor should it be. My own list changes frequently as I vary the things I do often.
The list has one big theme to it. Just as you did before you had dementia, do as many enjoyable activities that you can manage by yourself. No burden on others to entertain you; they have their own lives.
A mind model (AKA mind map) is shown below. Click on the image to expand it.
I left point 21 out of the original mind model — in my defense I think that many of my points summed to this — so I wanted to correct the model. Here is a better list (it is the same as the old map with the addition of point 21.
Final Map – Click to Expand
Original Map – Click to Expand