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explain how activities in dementia can be used to encourage social interaction
Activities are essential for living. [ Well-planned daily activities that help to provide structure, meaning and achievement have positive effects for the person with dementia. Benefits of activities for the person with dementia Enhance physical, mental, social and emotional health; Develop competence, achieve mastery that promote self esteem and self worth; To help the person with dementia
to realize his/her fullest potential and to help them to rediscover themselves; Enhance attention and adaptive skills that maximize independence; Provide opportunities for social interaction, emotional release that helps to delay negative symptoms and promote positive aging; Experience pleasure, life satisfaction and enhance the quality of life. ]
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