Best Memory Stimulating Card Games for elderly & Seniors with Dementia are played…

at users level. . . for a good feeling of achievement and pride. Meaningful Cognitive Exercise for people with memory loss, Seniors with Alzheimer’s Dementia and Stroke Patients.

• These memory exercise card games are mind stimulating activities and brain exercise that can help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain degradation problems in our elderly patients.

• Wonderful storytelling themes are replicas of The Saturday Evening Post Magazine from elderly patients era are wonderful tools to stimulate conversation.

Jaw-dropping power  – The timeless illustrations from  The Saturday Evening Post Collection featuring Norman Rockwell and Sarah Stilwell Weber will capture your loved ones 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.

Sarah Stilwell Weber is from early 1900’s.

You may be asking yourself how would I play these memory games my mother or father & how am I to know mom or dads level?

I discovered a Secret for patients success while testing MatchMate, my first Memory Exercise Card Game.

I had to throw out the rules and adjust this 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.

Tips for playing matching games with elderly & people with dementia.

There are no rules to my memory exercise card games, they are played with a twist. I want your loved one to enjoy the moment while stimulating problem solving skills and memories.

• I usually start with 3 cards face up, 2 that match and 1 other card. Asking individual to point to the cards that match or the one that is different.

• I try different images or add another set, and do the same thing, sometime no cards match.

It isn’t that I am trying to trick your loved one, I want elderly especially people with dementia to observe details and think. . . stimulating their problem solving skills.

• If individual is not pointing to any cards, I find something in the picture and ask them to find it. . . when they do I ask, can you find it in any other card.

When they are successful, I tell them good job or you are great.

• Encourage elderly patients to enjoy memory card game and stay in the game rather than quitting.

* If your loved one is elderly to early onset dementia, this way may be to easy, if so, take just a few sets and turn them face down like the concentration game.

• It is easier to add sets, than see the frustration on their face, tears in their eyes.

I saw frustration in a gentleman who was acing everything and made comment “this is easy”. Then I laid 3 sets face down, scrambled them and he started to play.

It wasn’t 2 minutes and he was expressing. . .  “I don’t want to play this anymore”.

I know if he could have found 2 cards that matched he would have been fine, but he didn’t find any.

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 card games to be used as mind stimulating activities for Alzheimer’s, dementia, elderly and stroke patients in 2008. These memory card  games are meaningful activities for your loved one to enjoy, not become frustrated and a way for you to interact with your loved one.

Fun, age appropriate memory activities to help rebuild cognitive or problem solving skills and stimulate minds, emotions and memories.

• Memory Jogging Puzzles / Memory Card Games are used as memory activities for elderly with memory loss, Alzheimer’s Dementia and stroke patients therapy in-homes and care centers throughout USA and abroad.

Tip – If your loved one does NOT want to play cards, talk about the great pictures triggering emotions and memories. Go with the flow. . .

Great ideas from Susan caregiver & volunteer

Many activities/games for Alzheimer’s, Dementia and stroke patients such as puzzles and card games are too difficult for people with dementia and special needs unless they are played to users level.

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 illustrations have jaw-dropping power, making these memory activities an EXCELLENT CHOICE for Elder Care, Dementia Care and Alzheimer’s Care.

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

The Best Memory Improving Games help rebuild cognitive skills, stimulate minds, memories and emotions in elderly patients.

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

What I learned. . .  while testing my first puzzles with residents, in 2008, I had a thought, wouldn’t it be great to have cards with the same images. This would good for repetition. My mother loved playing cards and so did the lady I was working with on that first day of testing.

In her 90’s, the oldest in my group, she was a whiz with the puzzles and cards, the best of the group. Florence gave me great feedback and was a joy to work with.

She was quite amazing, very detail oriented and helped the others, who were much younger. She noticed the date on one of the puzzles, pointing out and saying it was her fathers birthday. This detail stimulated many memories.

She was my teacher and I learned many things. One very important detail: Her vision was poor and while working with the prototype cards, she could only see the shadows on some images. From her feedback all of the cards are over sized with great detail. Now, I have a Low Vision gossips card game.

What I learned. . . I was taught many things while testing MatchMate playing cards, a concentration game and matching game. I realized when played face down like concentration game is played, frustration sets in too easily. And, the game was not fun anymore, this approach was too difficult.

Capturing attention is critical to participation.

Motivation is stimulated with interest and the feeling you can do the task. You and I know, if the game is too difficult, it isn’t any fun.

As you know, when some people become frustrated they do not want to play anymore.

• Sometimes you may 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.

• The Saturday Evening Post & Norman Rockwell were very popular in good ole days and many elderly remember Rockwell’s style and the Post. Sarah Stilwell Weber early 1900’s, and everyone loves her art.

What’s Best about these Memory Exercise Card Games: Giving you the power to engage in your loves ones world.

These Memory Exercise Cards have been successfully tested with elderly, different levels of Alzheimer’s dementia and stroke patients with positive results.

A great experience for me “learning” from residents reactions.

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Memory Exercise Card Games – 7 Mind stimulating card games for Elderly with Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Dementia & Stroke Patients:

Memory Exercise Card Games, also referred to as Memory Games, Memory Improvement Games, Memory Match Games, Matching Games and Concentration Game have instruction card included.

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Shapes 2N1 Cognitive Problem solving / Memory Exercise

While working with resident Bill & Shapes card game. He matched all the shapes outlines and solids. Then he matched the words to the shape grouping them all together. This was more involved and kept him busy for a period of time, not as much talking he was in full concentration. Bill was in his 90’s .

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Caregivers Kit Testimonial. . .

from Birdie Scroggins AD, CAP
I worked in a Nursing Home for 27 years before retiring. I worked in the Activity Department and began using the memory jogging puzzles after my retirement when I started Volunteering at Day Care and Retirement Homes.The caregiver kit has been the best thing that I have ever seen to keep a residents attention and get them to reminisce about themselves and others from the past years.I would recommend every Activity Director have this kit in there department for a weekly activity or an extra, for I know it is a crowd pleaser and will put smiles on everyone’s faces.

It’s easy, makes everyone talk & visit with one another.

Thank you so much, Birdie

What I learned. . . Best approach working with elderly.

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Melva working with “MatchMate”  Memory Exercise Cards – Likes the pictures.
Courtesy Patrice Wheaton – Wheaton Private Care Home, PA

What I learned. . .  Completing task, no matter the size is SUCCESS! No matter the size of task, it takes concentration. Repetition helps increase concentration.

Memory Match Games / Memory Exercise Card Games are activities 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 exercise card games can help improve memory and concentration, stimulate problem-solving skills and hand-eye coordination, known as Cognitive Skills.

These Memory Exercise Card Games also called Memory Games are Excellent choices while visiting your mom or dad in a care center or caring for them in your home. Your time with them will be will be more enjoyable and relaxing.

Songs of Yesterday CD – Music Therapy

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Songs of Yesterday – Music Therapy & Sing A Long
 – 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 with tunes Red Red Robin and You are My Sunshine.

Your loved one will recall these wonderful tunes from yesteryear and you will see their eyes light up, fingers & toes start tapping. They will be swayin and singin along.

CD & Booklet of songs – $10.95;  CD only – 7.95

Music Therapy for elderly, people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia. You will see smiles on their faces, hear their voices and lots of moving around.

We can’t cure Alzheimer’s or Dementia, BUT. . . I can help YOU give your loved one “a fun moment in time”.

{Karen, 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.  T

hank 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. Your mother 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 that’s 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

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 two bored residents at the activity table and I pulled out the Gossips 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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Remember for elderly with special needs to feel achievement and pride, activities for people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease must be age appropriate and played at their level.

If activities are too difficult your loved one, they will feel embarrassed and want to quit.

They are just like you and I, when something is too difficult… sometimes we want to find something else to do. You gotta know when to fold em.

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Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Exercise Cards (Matching Games) are beneficial memory activities, memory exercises and fun brain games to help rebuild cognitive or problem ...

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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 - Adult Age appropriate activities of puzzles and games for Alzheimer's, Dementia and elderly patients with disabilities was the #1 problem for activity directors ...

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In research, I discover there were not any activities of easy puzzles with adult age appropriate Storytelling themes. Storytelling themes are wanted and needed to help ...

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

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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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