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Playing Cards


Playing Cards offer  a myriad of card games that are suitable for those with dementia. Avoid games which involve misdirection or lying, such as Poker, but games such as Old Maid can be popular, especially in the earlier stages of the condition. Again, Old Maid is likely to be familiar to many from their childhood.

Playing Cards can help:

  • Increased sense of self-esteem
  • Feeling of calm and content
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Improve patience and concentration
  • Increase memory
  • Social Interaction
  • Mental stimulation
  • Social Interaction



Playing Cards

Coming up with an activity that is both fun and purposeful is often more difficult than it seems.  But for a person with dementia, taking part in an activity will help stimulate their cognitive function which is essential for health and wellbeing.

Incorporating a game of Cards into your dementia activity program can improve both communication and social interaction. This also leads to a reduction in stress levels whilst providing mental stimulation.

10 Popular Playing Card Games
  • Go Fish
  • Snap
  • Old Maid
  • Crazy Eights
  • Patience
  • Pairs
  • War
  • Chase the ace
  • House of cards

Of course there are many other benefits to a pack of playing cards. As shuffling the pack can increase coordination dexterity. Whilst a card trick will entertain.

Card games are a way of bringing residents and carers together and there are so many games to play. You are sure to find a game that will suit everyone taking part.

  • 52 cards, with instructions.
  • Box measures approx.: 9 x 6 x 2.5 cm

Find offers a wide selection of games that are suitable for people with dementia. They are designed to be enjoyed and to encourage interaction and communication

By and large, keeping a person with dementia active and involved in life can greatly improve their quality of life, reduce agitation and improve sleep and nutrition.

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