Strengthen Your Mind Vol 2: Activities for People Concerned about Early Memory Loss

Strengthen Your Mind Vol 2: Activities for People Concerned about Early Memory Loss

by Kristin Einberger, Janelle Sellick

Paperback(Se All at Once! ed.)

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Like the popular first volume, these 87 activities will stimulate the minds, memories, and senses of older adults. Designed especially for individuals concerned about 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 memory loss, these activities feature trivia and reminiscence. Organized into three categories (People, Places, and Things), worksheets that feature fill-in-the-blank, matching, and brainstorming allow older adults to challenge their memory and gain new knowledge on a wide variety of topics including favorite music, popular expressions, famous movies, historical leaders, prominent U.S. and world landmarks, celebrated athletes, and more. This book can be used independently by older adults concerned about 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. Use this innovative book to provide older adults with leisure activities, learning experiences, and valuable brain exercise all at once!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932529425
Publisher: Health Professions Press
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Strengthen Your Mind , #2
Edition description: Se All at Once! ed.
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,305,254
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kristin Einberger has worked with older adults for 30 years, most of it with people with cognitive impairment. In the last few years, she has focused her time on early memory loss. She developed and facilitated two social day programs for people experiencing early memory loss and assisted in starting another. Currently, she facilitates one of these programs in Fairfield, California. She is also the program coordinator for a senior day program in Northern California. Kristin has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences, including the Alzheimerâ??s Association, Brookdale Foundation, American Society on Aging, and the California Council for Adult Education. She has partnered with Janelle Sellick to author a technical manual for the Brookdale Foundation on Creating an Early Memory Loss Program. In addition, she has written an activity card set titled Sharpen Your Senses. Kristin has also written many articles on the same subject.

Janelle Sellick, M.S., RTC/CTRS, has worked with people with cognitive impairment for the past 10 years, and specifically with people with early memory loss for the past 4 years. She developed and facilitated two social/educational programs for people with early memory loss and has also developed educational classes for caregivers. In addition, she has taught numerous memory enhancement classes and seminars to independent seniors. Janelle has presented at many local, state, and national conferences, including the Alzheimerâ??s Association, the California Park and Recreation Society, the Brookdale Foundation, and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. She is the author of many newsletter and magazine articles on memory loss and the author of the book Traditions: Improving Quality of Life in Caregiving. Most recently, she has partnered with Kristin Einberger to author a technical manual for the Brookdale Foundation on Creating an Early Memory Loss Program

Table of Contents


Sensory Activities



• Slogans that Deal with Sound

• Things You Hear Outside

• Hearing and Emotions


• Things with a Strong Smell

• Identification of Smells

• Description of Smells


• Slogans that Deal with Taste

• Identification of Items by Taste

• Taste and Memory


• Slogans that Deal with Touch

• Identification of Items by Touch

• Description of Items by Touch


• 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


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


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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