Feb 12, 2016 - 01:56 PM
It depends on the person. It depends on what they liked to do previously. It depends on what day it is, what time it is or what they had for breakfast. (kidding about this last bit)
My husband has never been a joiner, one to read, sing or listen to music. He is still the same way.
I could get him to sort cards by color or number. I had to take them away when he started eating the cards.
He does have a car and a truck that his son gave him that he likes. I had to take it away because he started chewing on it.
Since he is in late stage I am not worried about motivating him.
But when I was able to get him out he loved going for a walk or a ride. That is the way we used to take our vacations, always a road trip.
But if your loved one likes music, likes to sing encourage that.
Try painting, coloring books puzzles. Try looking for toys at resale shops. Make sure they can be easily cleaned and can not be eaten. You never know what might strike their fancy.
If one thing does not work something else might or nothing might.
If nothing is motivating a person that used to be very active though it might be worth having them evaluated for depression. (depending on the stage they are in)