Memory Exercise Games are mind stimulating activities and brain exercise to help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss and other brain deterioration conditions in our elderly patients.
1. a: the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms. – Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary ~~~
1. A mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes; a feeling: the emotions of joy, sorrow, reverence, hate, and love. – The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language ~~~
Elderly patients need Brain Exercise and mind stimulating activities to stimulate memories, emotions and socializing.
Successful activities must capture attention, motivate participation, stimulate conversation and build confidence.
Capturing Attention is crucial to keep your loved one participating in activities. Images that are fun and familiar capture elderly patients attention.
Motivation is stimulated with interest and the feeling you can do the task.
Completing a task, no matter the size is success. No matter the size, it takes concentration.
Repetition helps increase concentration.
Played routinely memory exercise cards/memory match games can help improve memory and concentration; stimulate problem-solving skills and hand-eye coordination.
I can help YOU give your loved one “a fun moment in time”.
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!
Harry’s wife 87, living at home, works with Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Exercise Cards: gossips, MatchMate, What’s Mis ing?
“The Saturday Evening Post theme is, indeed, familiar. One that is relaxing and gets the association away from being for children.
She does all of them several times a day in addition to playing solitaire.” Harry-CA ~~~
The Saturday Evening Post and Norman Rockwell were very popular in the good ole days and many remember these “icons”.
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.
These fun memory improvement games must be played for individuals to enjoy and have a feeling of pride and success.
While testing my first puzzles with residents, in 2008, I met a wonderful lady.
• Florence, 90, was a whiz with the memory puzzles and cards. She was quite amazing, helped the others, who were much younger and was very detail oriented.
She noticed the date on one of the puzzles, pointing out, saying it was her fathers birthday and the date stimulated many memories.
• While testing MatchMate cards, (1st card game) a concentration game and matching game, I realized playing the game with elderly, seniors with dementia and stroke patients I needed a different approach.
• Frustration set in too easily and quickly when played like go fish, a concentration game.
• When we played this way, the memory exercise game was not fun anymore… for anyone.
• As you know, when some people become frustrated they do not want to play anymore and this is what was happening.
Memory Improving Games and other activities must be played at users level.
I developed these memory exercise games to be used as memory activities for elderly patients. For your loved one to enjoy and not become frustrated. If your loved one does not want to play cards, talk about the great pictures triggering emotions and memories.
Keep in mind, your loved one will lose focus easily, keep it short and sweet.
Many Alzheimer’s activities, dementia activities and puzzle games for elderly are too difficult for those with special needs.
These Memory Exercise Cards/Memory Games are an Excellent choice if you are visiting your mom or dad in a care center. Your visit will be more enjoyable and relaxing.
“These Brain exercises and Memory exercises are beneficial because patients use emotional and recognition memory, in addition to their problem solving skills”. Mitchell Slutzky, Ph.D., Clinical Geropsychologist, NY
Memory Jogging Puzzles created memory exercise cards and 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 Alzheimer, Dementia and stroke patients 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.
• Memory Match Games 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
Old habits and hobbies can be recalled in seniors with dementia.
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.
RELATED SEARCHES: Memory Games|Alzheimer’s activities|Alzheimer’s Brain Exercise|Brain Exercise for Dementia|Brain exercise for Stroke patients|Memory Exercise for Dementia|Puzzles for Alzheimer’s| Games for seniors with Memory Loss|Activities for Dementia | Activities for Stroke Treatment|Memory Joggers for Seniors