Studies show that consistent routines like going to the park can help those suffering from dementia find a sense of independence.
Belen Figueroa is a volunteer with the program.
“It’s generally just healthy to get out and walk around and explore the area but specifically with people living with dementia it’s very good to become repeatedly familiar with an area like a nice big park like Idlewild.
“Cues” or regular symbols like familiar trees or paths can help participants avoid confusion.
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