Seniors need to stay engaged as they age. For those who have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, stimulating their mind is one of the best ways to improve their mood, wellbeing, and encourage them to interact. Games specifically geared towards loved ones with these conditions also add fun and companionship to the mix. Here are some of the best games to play.
Musical Bingo for Dementia
This game is an audiovisual version of bingo. Each player receives a bingo card with pictures of musical instruments on them. The job of the bingo caller is to play the CD that comes with the game, and the player must match the sound on the CD to the instrument on their card.
Creative Scenes are available in a sewing theme, baking theme, and a handyperson theme. They come with magnets that match items you would find in a toolbox, baking set, or sewing box. Loved ones can try the magnets on their own, or caregivers can use them to stimulate conversations.
Dementia- Friendly Word Searches
Word searches help keep the mind active and entertained. Word searches made for people with dementia have large print with familiar words. They’re also fully adaptable to suit different skill levels.
Featuring big wooden pieces that are sturdy, wood puzzles help seniors put together colorful images and help them use problem-solving skills, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination.
Shake Loose Memory Games
Shake Loose cards require players to keep cards they are given if they have done what is on it, like playing a piano. The game helps seniors talk about their memories and to remember good times in the past.
Aerobics For The Mind: Mental Fitness Cards are exercises that help keep the mind active and sharp. Categories for exercises include brainstorming, creative problem-solving, memory, puzzles, and words.
Seniors who have Alzheimer’s and dementia in Newport Beach and Orange County, CA need companionship and interaction. Optimal Senior Care Solutions provides caregivers specifically trained in care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Reach out to our experienced care staff today to learn more.