STRENGTHEN YOUR MIND - VOLUME ONE
This innovative 150-page book provides older adults with leisure activities, learning experiences, and valuable brain exercise all at once.
Developed by two adult day service professionals and field-tested with individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease, the activities feature trivia, reminiscence, and sensory stimulation. Matching, fill-in-the-blank, and brainstorming worksheets allow older adults to test their memory and gain new knowledge on a wide variety of topics, including:
- advertising slogans
- popular culture of former decades
- heroes and heroines
- famous movies
- national landmarks
- and much more
These 70 engaging activities will stimulate the minds, memories, and senses of older adults. Designed especially for individuals with early memory loss, the short, one-page worksheets strengthen brain functioning, promote social interaction, and provide hours of meaningful enjoyment.
Strengthen Your Mind can be used independently by older adults with memory loss or by activity staff and group leaders for discussion and programming ideas. Tips for engagement and an answer key are included for each activity.
What others are saying about Strengthen Your Mind
"Offering a treasure trove of interesting, informative, and enjoyable material, the book builds upon the growing emphasis in the dementia care field to recognize the capabilities or people with memory loss, and find ways to enhance them." ˜Joyce Simard M.S.W., private geriatric consultant
This engaging and stimulating collection of activities is a wonderful resource for the growing numbers of persons with memory loss, care partners, and professionals who seek opportunities to focus less on what is lost by discovering and building on what endures.
˜Lisa Snyder, L.C.S.W., author, Speaking our Minds
Strengthen Your Mind, Volume 2, definitely provides an extensive variety of topics and activity suggestions with wide appeal to older adults looking for ways to upgrade their memory fitness routine. While taking a walk down memory lane, the conversation possibilities will only add to the benefits by enhancing interactions for groups as well as time spent with families, friends, and caregivers.
˜Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP, Speech and Language Pathologist, Geriatric Communication Consultant, and Memory Fitness Specialist
|book_title||STRENGTHEN YOUR MIND - VOLUME ONE|
|book_author||Kristin Einberger & Janelle Sellick|
|dimension||8.5" x 11" x 0.5"|