The Two Best Word Games for a Group
Word games are a great “fill-in” activity and can really get an Alzheimer’s group engaged, happy and working together. Staff can also play as they are going about their daily routine. I have tried many different games and always go back to my two old favorites. (see each described below) Even if your loved one with Alzheimer’s, or another form of dementia, has little or no language, these games can still be beneficial. Sometimes I will plan ahead and have a few pictures of possible words and then I ask my less talkative participants to hold up the picture for the group as a prompt. (I may have a picture of a plum, plaid fabric or a pair of pliers, for instance for “PR”.) There is always a way to involve everyone and make each feel important! Play these with the grandchildren too.