Imagine if you had to do something you struggle with over and over and over again. It wouldn’t be very fun, would it? After a while, you’d get frustrated, your confidence would dwindle, and you might even stop trying.
It’s the same for people with dementia, says Kimberly Stout, the Arbors at Dracut’s Reflections Memory Program Director. “When the residents start to realize they are becoming more forgetful or tasks they used to do really well are getting to be more challenging, that causes them to lose confidence and not want to participate.”