DOUBLE SIX DOMINOES
Double Six Color Dot Dominoes in a Collectors Tin.
Dominoes is another classic game that is known by almost everyone. The familiarity of the game makes it a good choice, and there are so many ways to play. The included instructions gives rules for 20 different games, or make up your own game to fit the ability of those playing.
This set features 28 crystalline dominoes with brightly colored engraved dots. The selected colors are very distinct from each other, making them easy to tell apart.
Games for people with Alzheimer's can be low-tech, high-tech, or anything in between. Every care community in the world probably has a Domino game – and that's about as low tech as you can get – yet games like Dominoes have been shown to have positive effects when played by Alzheimer's and other dementia patients.
One study reported in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias found that playing games like Dominoes provides mental stimulation that is highly therapeutic. Patients participating in the study performed significantly better on measures of cognition. Staff members reported increases in alertness and in awareness in the test subjects for hours after testing.
Any game that provides cognitive stimulation should produce similar results. Choose a game for and adapt the game to the level and the abilities of the person or people who are playing. As Alzheimer's progresses a strategy game can become a matching activity. A matching game can become a stimulus for conversation.
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