Go for a Bike Ride

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As the weather warms up, many of us get the itch to get outdoors, and a person with dementia is not immune to this desire for sunshine and fresh air. A bike ride is a great way to get outside and get some exercise. Whether you decide to go around the block, ride some trails at your local park, or just take a bike instead of a car to run your errands, you and the person with memory loss can enjoy the scenery and your time together. Not only is riding run, it’s always a great way to tire someone out during the day so they sleep soundly at night, an added bonus if your loved one has a hard time staying in bed at night.

If you or the person with memory loss has balance problems, don’t let that stop you from getting out there and enjoying a bike ride! Three wheeled tricycles aren’t just for kids anymore! The three-wheeled design makes them very steady, and the large basket means you pack lots of snacks, an extra layer of clothes, some activities for when you stop to take a break, etc! Once very expensive and only sold at speciality bike shops or even medical equipment stores, the one pictures below is from sears.com, where there are options ranging from $250-$400!

tricycle from sears

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