Monday, January 4, 2010

Activity for Alzheimer's Patients

I have discovered one of the best pasttimes for Pat! It helps stimulate her mind while giving me something to do that is different and entertaining on these wintery days when we are stuck inside. Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords & More! I know that I have mentioned this in a previous post, but it is so great, I have to talk about again.

Unfortunately for some people, you may not have the Nintendo Wii. I strongly recommend getting one if you have an Alzheimer's victim in your life. There are a lot of games you can play on it to benefit the patient as well as the caregiver and people of all ages are using it to stay fit mentally and physically.

Pat has used the Wii Fit Plus game with me. She will get on the balance board, have her weight measured and do the 3 balance tests that measure your Wii Fit Age. It's good to get her up and involved and I think in time, I could get her to try one of the games, but haven't found a physical game yet that she could do because of her back.

Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords & More  is a lot of fun for the whole family. Pat, her granddaughter, and I have tried the crossword puzzles and especially liked that they have different levels of difficulty. Pat is a pro at crossword puzzles and her face lit up when we played. We also tried the Word Search puzzle and Pat found 2 of the words before we did. It held her interest the whole time we played!

To get your copy of the games or the Nintendo Wii, I recommend Amazon(affiliate link).

If you know someone living with Alzheimer's, please share this blog with them and help spread the word. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you joined the blogging world to spread the word about Alzheimer's disease. It's hard to be a caregiver and keep up a blog. I understand. Thanks for your information.