Adapting and modifying games for seniors is necessary for all sorts of different reasons. As well as for those living with dementia, games need to be modified for those who use wheelchairs and those with impaired vision or sensory loss.

Games for People Living with Dementia

Adapting and modifying games for seniors is necessary for all sorts of different reasons. As well as for those living with dementia, games need to be modified for those who use wheelchairs and those with impaired vision or sensory loss.

This fun and simple game is great for seniors including people living with dementia. Includes well known sayings, idioms and proverbs that they will remember fr

Finish the Sayings and Proverbs Game

This fun and simple game is great for seniors including people living with dementia. Includes well known sayings, idioms and proverbs that they will remember fr

These touchy-feely sensory pouches (also known as squish bags and sensory pads) are a wonderful way to explore the senses. They are also so easy to make! Making sensory pouches is a quick and inexpensive way to make an engaging and relaxing sensory activity for people living with dem

Sensory Pouches for Dementia Care

These touchy-feely sensory pouches (also known as squish bags and sensory pads) are a wonderful way to explore the senses. They are also so easy to make! Making sensory pouches is a quick and inexpensive way to make an engaging and relaxing sensory activity for people living with dem

Elderly people who are confined to bed for long periods of time because of diagnosis or frailty often experience severe mood swings. They get tired of sitting or lying down, become bored with life and miss social contact with others.

15 uplifting activities for people confined to bed

Elderly people who are confined to bed for long periods of time because of diagnosis or frailty often experience severe mood swings. They get tired of sitting or lying down, become bored with life and miss social contact with others.

Reminiscing with the elderly is a wonderful way to validate the lives of individuals and provide seniors with a sense of purpose, especially those suffering from dementia.  Reminiscing activities  also encourage social interaction and promote interpersonal skills.

Reminiscing Activities for Seniors

Reminiscing with the elderly is a wonderful way to validate the lives of individuals and provide seniors with a sense of purpose, especially those suffering from dementia. Reminiscing activities also encourage social interaction and promote interpersonal skills.

Bean Bag Twister I'm not sure where this photo came from but here's instructions:  http://www.brighthubeducation.com/preschool-crafts-activities/37925-bean-bag-games-to-teach-colors-to-preschoolers/

Bean Bag Twister I'm not sure where this photo came from but here's instructions: http://www.brighthubeducation.com/preschool-crafts-activities/37925-bean-bag-games-to-teach-colors-to-preschoolers/

# International Music Day - October 1 # Match these well known songs to the films they were featured in. A fun reminiscing activity for seniors who will remember many of these much loved movies.

Match Songs with Movies

# International Music Day - October 1 # Match these well known songs to the films they were featured in. A fun reminiscing activity for seniors who will remember many of these much loved movies.

It is not uncommon for seniors living in assisted-living facilities to lack mental stimulation and social contact.  Recreation Therapists often use one-on-one visits to respond to the needs of those who avoid social settings. There are many enjoyable games and activities that can keep minds and bodies strong and active.

Tips for One-on-One Visits with Seniors

It is not uncommon for seniors living in assisted-living facilities to lack mental stimulation and social contact. Recreation Therapists often use one-on-one visits to respond to the needs of those who avoid social settings. There are many enjoyable games and activities that can keep minds and bodies strong and active.

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