Hello @clayton48 – I used to run an in home care agency and caregived for my father for two years. I can relate to your situation. I saw how helpless and withdrawn my Dad felt from his life as his disease progressed, when he could no longer do what he once loved. I have a few ideas to support you. Something that gave my Dad some meaning was to be around children. Perhaps getting involved in an elementary school’s reading program or a daycare center. I’m not certain about jobs to stimulate his brain but possibly volunteering in some capacity, giving back to others to create meaning. Perhaps the Human Society or a hospice. Connecting with children, via neighbors, school or with family always put a smi)e on my dad’s face. I have also caregived for another woman with dementia and I discovered she found meaning in painting large pieces of ceramics. She would spend so much time painting yellow/blonde hair on a cute ceramic piece that was of a young child holding two puppies. She would get lost in a meditative state while painting. Client ‘L’ and I gave this ceramic piece to her son for his birthday, which is something he now cherishes. A key component to get them engaged was to not ask if they wanted to paint or do an activity, I would just set it up in front of them and begin doing it alone. Then I’d just non-verbally hand her a paint brush – to join me. I also made sure the ceramic piece had large areas to paint, not small detailed ones. The activity brought such joy to her! Another thought, is connecting with small non-profits, to see if they need help with a bulk mailing or a type of repetitive job. We folded letters, sealed and stamped envelopes for a local non-profit. It’s something that can be done there or at home. Scrapbooking was also another joyful activity we shared together. There is a fabulous conversation game called My Gift of Grace / Hello. I purchased this game and wrote my Dad’s answers to the questions on the cards. After my dad passed, I gave the cards away to my family, just to remember the funny things he used to say. I certainly had to put my creative hat on to figure out ways to help people suffering from this horrifically, sad, and debilitating disease — to find meaning, as the disease dissolves who they once were. I AM honoring you and all the people who align with this disease and for all who read this post. It is not easy…. I AM sending you strength and some creative thoughts your way, PeacefulOne in Scottsdale, Az.