Jun 4 Care Mission

Game with a Senior

The Facts: “Brain games” promise to keep the mind sharp as we age. But can they decrease the long-term risk of cognitive decline? According to a University of Michigan study, it’s encouraging that they can make a difference, but results are inconclusive. Ken Langa, M.D., Ph.D. shares this: “My advice to my patients is to try to stay connected to people and activities that they like to do, because that will help keep their brains active and engaged." You heard the doctor: Game on!

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Game with a Senior

Put your noggin to use during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month this June. Pick a puzzle or game and play with a senior. The social interaction may help combat loneliness, and it may even protect against cognitive decline. We love traditional games like checkers or cards, and you could also help a senior download a few new games on a mobile device. Dropping off a care package of crossword or Sudoku puzzles may be another welcome gesture.

Go out and get your game on this week!

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  1. Lauren

    7 Missions Completed

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    My grandfather loves word search puzzles, so it’s a fun thing for us to do together

  2. Anne

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    A good game is Skippo!

  3. Colleen

    3 Missions Completed

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    I love playing games, I played match the colors with a deck of a uno deck

  4. Becky

    1 Mission Completed

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    My Aunt and I love playing scrabble. She still wins. She was a language arts teacher and she schools me er time we play😁

  5. Diane

    3 Missions Completed

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    Often do the Jumble word puzzle with my senior Mom. Also, give out our Home Instead Puzzle Book to my clients that was designed by one of our key players.

  6. Donna

    3 Missions Completed

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    I have a client with dementia and sometimes it is hard for her to engage in games! She losses interest, but consistency is the kind when playing games! We play simple card game and when we first started playing she lost interest soon after we started playing! Now she has beat me 2 times and each time we play she gets better! And that is a joy for me and I think for her!

  7. Emily

    7 Missions Completed

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    Played “war” with Mrs. Rivera.

  8. Jean

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    Crosswords are engaging and you can choose different skill levels.

  9. Tracy

    18 Missions Completed

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    This week I played BINGO with a senior and I colored with a senior, and I tried to help a senior put a puzzle together!!

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