Best Games for Elderly with Dementia

are played at users level for achievement and pride.

Games for Elderly with Dementia and Seniors with Dementia; Alzheimer’s Activities and Dementia Activities must be played at users level, for individuals to enjoy the game and stay in the game rather than quitting. This is true especially for those with special needs.

You may be asking how am I to know their level?

I discovered a Secret for patients success while testing MatchMate, my first Memory Exercise Game. I had to throw out the rules and adjust the game to the level of person with dementia, in order for everyone to feel good and for me to see a smile. Sometimes that is starting with 3 cards, instructions with memory exercise games.

I have seen frustration when playing with too many cards and you want to avoid that. The end result, they do not want to play PERIOD.

I developed these memory exercise games to be used as memory activities; for your loved one to enjoy and not become frustrated. If they don’t want to play cards, talk about the great pictures triggering emotions and memories.

Many Alzheimer’s activities, dementia activities and puzzle games are too difficult for those with special needs. Memory Games were developed for the elderly, Alzheimer’s and people with dementia by Memory Jogging Puzzles in 2008.

Keep in mind, your loved one will lose focus easily, keep it short and sweet.

These Memory Games with Norman Rockwell and Sarah Stilwell Weber have jaw-dropping power, making these memory activities an EXCELLENT CHOICE for Dementia Care and Alzheimer’s Care.

Playing cards was a favorite pastime or hobby of many elderly making interaction easy. Putting together yesterday’s hobby with fun, familiar and family oriented images of Rockwell and Weber reminds me of a Oreo Cookie. They love it!

Secret. . .  Motivation is stimulated with interest and the feeling you can do the task. You know if the game is too difficult, it isn’t any fun. These Fun simplified puzzles and games are played at individuals level for a feeling of pride and success.

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Melva working with “MatchMate”  Memory Match Game – Melva likes the pictures.
Courtesy Patrice Wheaton – Wheaton Private Care Home, PA

Secret. . .  Completing a task, no matter the size is success. No matter the size, it takes concentration. Repetition helps increase concentration.

Memory Match Games / Memory Games are used in: Alzheimer’s Care, Dementia Care and  Elderly Care as memory improvement exercise to stimulate cognitive skills, memories, emotions and conversation.

Played routinely memory match game can help improve memory and concentration; stimulate problem-solving skills and hand-eye coordination.

These Memory Games are Excellent choice if you are visiting your mom or dad in a care center. Your visit will be more enjoyable and relaxing.

alzheimer's activities, songs of yesterday brings back memories, memory exercise, memory activitiesSing A Long – Songs of Yesterday – This is a gem, if want to see attitudes change these songs from yesterday will do the trick. Take your loved one down memory lane. You are My Sunshine … remember? They will remember and sing along. 9.95In Caregivers Kit – Elder Care, Alzheimer’s Activities, Dementia Care.
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We can’t cure Alzheimer’s or Dementia, BUT. . .
I can help YOU give your loved one “a fun moment in time”.

{The nursing home is in the process of changing her medicine so I have not been able to work with her with all the products I purchased.

However, the song book has given her pleasure and we enjoy singing the songs together.  You were correct in advising me to go with the six piece puzzle.  She is 96 and I hope to give her some peaceful moments with your products.  I only wish I had been aware of your products before her condition became so critical.  She does not know who I am but knows I care about her.  Your products also help me in a very difficult time.  I am able to sing songs she remembers,  even with her eyes closed.  She will open them briefly and look at the pictures.  I am able to talk about the pictures even when her eyes are closed.  I hope to do the same with the matching cards.  Thank you again for developing products for people in her condition.  Because of your products, I still have short periods of time that we can communicate about things she can understand.  Thank you}

Dear Barbara,

I am glad you enjoy singing the songs and talking about the pictures. She may not be able to respond but I’m sure you are giving her peace and comfort. She may not recognize your face or name and thats okay. I personally feel, your touch and voice give her a wonderful feeling of comfort and joy. She knows you are someone who loves her very much and not a stranger… dry your tears.

You are doing much more than you realize and I am grateful to be apart of it. Thank you for taking the time and sharing. takeCare of yourself. karen

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Memory Jogging Puzzles created fun memory games to be used for brain exercise, cognitive activities and memory exercise therapy in-home and care centers. They have been successfully tested with elderly and different levels of Dementia Alzheimer with positive results. A great experience for me “learning”  from their reactions. Testing Memory Exercise Cards
Sometimes you will have difficulty connecting with your loved one. These memory match games will give you the power to engage with your loved one… in their world.

Secret. . . Capturing attention is critical to participation. The Saturday Evening Post and Norman Rockwell were very popular in the good ole days and many remember these “icons”.

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Norman Rockwell illustrations stirs emotions.


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– Memory Match Game, my first memory exercise game for people with dementia in 2008. Dementia Activities, Alzheimer’s Activities to improve memory & concentration.   9.95In Caregivers Kit.
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Problem-solving game with Norman Rockwell images.


What’s Mis ing? Memory Match Game for people with dementia. Same Norman Rockwell illustrations for image recall. Several ways to play. Dementia Activities, Alzheimer’s Activities  9.95 - In Caregivers Kit.
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Hairdos & Hats from the past. Norman Rockwell Illustrations.


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– Memory Match Game or Solitaire – Alzheimer’s Activities, Memory Game for Elderly and Dementia Care. Improve memory & concentration, easily bring smiles & laughter to elderly. 12.95In Caregivers Kit. 

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Timeless images of yesterday’s Happy Days – Sarah Stilwell Weber Collection


Happy Days with Sarah S. Weber – 2 N 1 .
 Word  & Memory Match Game. Improve memory and concentration, Cognitive exercise Game for Elderly and Dementia Care, Alzheimer’s Activities. 10.95 – In Kit
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Hats and Bonnets from days gone by. Fun game stirs memories and chatter.


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Problem solving game stimulates mind and memory.


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Word Match Game – Memory Match Game. Black & White beneficial to those with Low Vision. Cognitive exercise for Elderly, Dementia Care, Alzheimer’s Activities.
10.95 In Caregivers Kit.
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Adult Age appropriate for seniors with Dementia

Powerful images from The Saturday Evening Post Collection featuring Norman Rockwell and Sarah Stilwell Weber have jaw-dropping power. Their timeless illustrations will capture attention, motivate participation and will not make them feel like a child.

Norman Rockwell, America’s favorite artist is remembered by many and loved by all.

Tips

• Memory Match Game must be played at users level for person to have a feeling of accomplishment and pride. If it is too difficult, you will see frustration.

• One-on-One is the best way to work with memory cards, giving you the opportunity to observe and encourage.

Grandchildren love to interact with grandparents using these memory match games and it doesn’t have to be a holiday.

Tips from creative Susan on how she works with memory exercise cards.

• If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia in home or at care center, this 6 page Step-by-Step Guide will help you feel more relaxed and prepared for your next visit. Download & Print Out: Step-by-Step Guide for Caregivers CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Old habits and hobbies can be recalled in seniors with dementia.

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Residents concentrate on
Memory Match Game

Playing cards was a favorite pastime of our elderly. Many recall this hobby, eagerly sharing fond memories. Memory Match Games are similar to go fish… but played with a twist. We threw out the rules. Instruction card included.

Note: Remember for people with special needs to feel achievement and pride, activities for people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s these memory games must be played at their level. If activities are too difficult your loved one will feel embarrassed and want to quit. They are just like we are; when something is too difficult sometimes we want to find something else to do. You gotta know when to fold em.

 

Note: Memory Games for Dementia Care and Alzheimer’s Activities are also referred to memory improvement game, memory exercise games, matching games, memory match games, memory activities, dementia activities, Alzheimer games and more.

Studies show memory games help slow down memory loss and brain deterioration. Geron Guide – Beacon to Better Health for Seniors.

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Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Exercise Cards (Matching Games) are beneficial memory activities, memory exercises and fun brain games used in care and treatment of ...

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Most puzzles on the market in 2008 were either too difficult, adult puzzles with too many small pieces; or a puzzle with few pieces, a ...

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In the past if a puzzle had few, large pieces, most likely it had a young child's theme. Your Loved One does NOT enjoy putting children's ...

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2008 - Age appropriate (adult) puzzles and games for Alzheimer's, Dementia and elderly patients was the #1 problem for caregivers because, they were not available, ...

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Very few easy puzzles had age appropriate Storytelling themes. Storytelling themes are wanted and needed to help caregivers and families stimulate conversation. The Saturday Evening Posts ...

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Very few puzzles and games on the market in 2008 met ALL the criteria for Memory Activities, Memory Exercise, Brain Exercise for Alzheimer, Dementia patients ...

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Some use photos of loved ones, objects or buildings from patients past trying to stimulate conversation ...desperately looking for a sign of recollection. Sadly, many Alzheimer ...

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