- Consider what activities are the most meaningful for participants and schedule them first. For example, make sure there is time for physical movement, getting outdoors when weather-appropriate, etc.
- Schedule activities according to the natural energy cycles of participants. Think about when participants are the most physically and cognitively alert. When do people usually feel sleepy or need breaks? Often people with memory loss are more energetic in the morning. Late afternoon can be a difficult time due to sundowning. Schedule cognitive activities earlier in the day. Later in the day consider musical activities, sensory boxes . . .
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