When you are in a wheelchair it is hard to do a lot of exercise. Here are some ideas! All of these activities have been done with grandma!
1) wheelchair basketball
In nice weather I take grandma to the park and we try and throw the basketball into the hoop. It is a lot of fun. We make up our own rules!
2) Throwing a ball
I throw a beach ball back and forth with grandma. It exercises our our arms.
3) Kicking a ball
Grandma and I like to kick a beach ball back and forth.
4) Wheelchair yoga
I am excited about this activity. I have not tried it yet, but I will follow this youtube video with grandma when I see her again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4go9rsnKNmA I like this video because it is only 8 minutes! (Grandma does not have good attention. People with dementia cannot concentrate, so it is best to not do something that will be too long!)
5) Wii SPORTS https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/1OTtO06SP7M52gi5m8pD6CnahbW8Czx
Grandma LOVES bowling. We use an old Wii station and it works out well. We can play "tennis" and "golf". Grandma used to play golf a lot when she was young.