Hello, I'm caring for my nan who has mild cognitive impairment and I'm looking for dementia friendly games. We've got puzzles and cards. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you in advance
Hi, I found this really helpful: https://dementia.livebetterwith.com/blogs/advice/things-to-do-activities-for-someone-with-dementia
Active Minds have a really good range, my mother's favourite is the animal bingo. Also colouring books are fantastic, we have so much of them. Mum used to work in theatre so she loves all Arts & Crafts.
Yes! Active Minds are great for puzzels!! Really lovely boxes to so its super easy to store and keep the peaces together as my husband does them.
Thank you for your question! I thought I'd share this resources with you, it's full of great tips from members of our community:
We also have a collection of dementia-friendly games and products to keep your loved one active and engaged, feel free to look at them here:
Maybe a companion pet would be a good idea for your nan? They're s designed to bring comfort, companionship and fun. :)
Hope this helps! Blanka
Hi DanW, I found a game that my husband enjoyed until last year. It's called 'The Knot Game' and I bought it from TheWorks.co.uk. This game has wooden tiles with colorful pictures of rope and knots that you match up. Its a game for children (and adults) and is non provocative. My husband has a behavioral dementia and stopped traditional games a few years ago, but this one he enjoyed participating in for the longest time...we've even had the whole family taking in turns playing it. It's fun, interactive and would be a fabulous gift if you're looking for inspiration. 😉
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