Strengthen Your Mind: Activities for People with Early Memory Loss

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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.

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. ...

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Overview

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.

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

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.

Get this innovative book and provide older adults with leisure activities, learning experiences, and valuable brain exercise all at once.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932529319
  • Publisher: Health Professions Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 590,800

Table of Contents

Introduction

Sensory Activities

Introduction

Hearing

• Slogans that Deal with Sound

• Things You Hear Outside

• Hearing and Emotions

Smell

• Things with a Strong Smell

• Identification of Smells

• Description of Smells

Taste

• Slogans that Deal with Taste

• Identification of Items by Taste

• Taste and Memory

Touch

• Slogans that Deal with Touch

• Identification of Items by Touch

• Description of Items by Touch

Vision

• Slogans that Deal with Vision

• The Art of Observation

• Vision and Memory

All of the Senses

• Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt

• Tying It All Together

• An Imaginary Journey of Your Senses

A to Z Worksheets

Introduction

Addresses, Streets, Highways, and Bridges

All About Automobiles

Beverages Throughout History

Books, Magazines, and Authors

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

Currencies from Around the World

Desserts of Different Cultures

Dressing and Condiments

ET Phone Home - Famous Movie Lines

The "Eyes" Have It

Famous Families

Found in Fours

Games of Childhood

Gardens and Parks

Hairstyles of the Decades

Heroes and Heroines

Indian, Italian, French, and Other Regional Foods

I Scream, You Scream...

Jiminy Cricket and Other Fictional Characters

Joie de Vivre = Enjoyment of Life

Keys to Everything

Kiss a Toad and Other Superstitions

Lakes, Rivers, and Other Bodies of Water

License Plates of the United States

Measurements

Mountains and Deserts of the World

National Parks and Other U.S. Landmarks

Nicknames of the Famous and Infamous

Occupations of Famous People

OccupationsThroughout the Ages

Personalities in Advertising

Pets of Fame

Queens, Kings, and Other Royalty

Quotes that Made History

Radio's Golden Years

Red, White, and Blue

Spectrum of Color

Stars of the Universe

Television Quotes-Famous Lines from Famous Stars

Time and Time Again

Underground Life

U.S. Cities and Their Nicknames

Vacation Destinies

Vegetables and Fruits

The Wild West

World Continents and Countries

Xmas and Other Abbreviations

X-tremes of the World

Yo-Yos and Other Childhood Toys

Yurts, Igloos, and Other Types of Shelters

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah and Other Lines from Famous Songs

Zoos and Zoo Animals

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