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
- Old Maid
- Crazy Eights
- 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.