ACTIVITIES FOR ALZHEIMER'S
Games for Alzheimer's & Dementia
Games should be challenging but not so difficult that they are frustrating. The best games for Alzheimer's make players think, rely on their memory and knowledge, and create new memories. Add sensory stimulus, a strong social aspect, and some light exercise and you have a perfect game for people with dementia.
Games are fun because they challenge us. That is true if one is young or old, man or woman, or if one happens to have dementia. Our large selection of games have been chosen because they provide an appropriate challenge for people with memory or cognitive challenges without being too difficult. Fitness games improve strength, balance, and dexterity; also important for health and safety. Manipulation of game pieces help the hands and arms stay limber and strong. Brain fitness games improve memory functioning and are good for the whole brain.
Games for Alzheimer's and dementia should be selected with certain standards in mind:
- Consider the stage of a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s, or the ability of the person or people in your care. We offer stage recommendations on product pages in the "More Information"tab under each product picture.
- Whenever possible, take the individuals’ interests into account, their interests now and earlier in life.
- Choose games that are stage-appropriate - they should not be too difficult or too simple
- Look for games that inspire interaction among the players. Opportunity to socialize is very important for the well-being of people with dementia.
See our games for sensory stimulation which aid brain functioning by strengthening brain connections. We also have reminiscence games that will animate conversation while they arouse fond memories. Some games enspire memories just because they are old.
Visit our website to read more» about how games improve quality of life for people with dementia.