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Loss of identity is a significant risk as people grow older. As people get older, they may no longer be able to choose or initiate activities themselves. Helping individuals to keep their identity is closely linked to quality of life and is essential in planning meaningful activity. 

It is important for those caring for them to understand the person, what they like, what they dislike and the activities and roles that gave their lives purpose. It can be helpful to remember:

The following tools and activities can help:  




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