• Surround your loved one with friends who understand and support them.

  • Reassure your family member that you will go with them for lunch to offer support if needed.

  • One of the benefits of socializing is a good laugh – put on a favorite movie that will make your loved one one smile.

  • Make sure your loved one is always present and included in conversations and activities.

  • Plan outings with extended family and friends.

  • Remind family members that it would be best to try to talk to your loved one one-on-one.

  • Plan appropriate activities that won’t make your loved one anxious.

  • Try asking your loved one to be social in different ways.

  • Use your loved one’s life story to uncover meaningful outings.

  • Work on building meaningful memories together.