Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Strategies to Support Living Well with Dementia

The expert panel recommends that health-care providers promote other aspects to living well with dementia, such as the following:

  • promoting engagement in meaningful and purposeful activities/recreation that align with the person’s particular interests;
  • promoting social engagement;
  • modifying the home/environment to support independent activities of daily living and promote safety;
  • addressing issues of safety, such as wandering and driving;
  • maintaining a healthy lifestyle (e.g., supporting nutrition, sleep, and regular visits to health-care providers);
  • providing routines, reminders, and other strategies to support cognitive challenges;
  • providing education about dementia and information about community resources.
Older Adults
Delirium, Dementia, and Depression in Older Adults: Assessment and Care
Point of Care Resources