Connect Tile Game
Connect is a multi-game set of 36 tiles designed specifically for use by the memory-impaired. The games, though simple and fun to play for all ages and levels of ability, are based upon exercises that research has shown to assist in keeping minds limber and assisting with memory.
- Thirty six tiles with real photo pictures that can be categorized by six subjects (people, transportation, food, animals, textures and objects) and six colors (red, green, blue, orange, yellow and black/white).
- Carefully selected photographic images to spark memory and encourage conversation.
- Instructions for six games, with varying degrees of difficulty.
- 2 x 2 inch photo tiles that are easy to pick up and durable.
Connect is a valuable visual manipulative that every activity therapy program should add to their resource tools.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Connect Title Game is suitable for everyone, although it will be most enjoyed by people in the early to moderate stages of dementia. People in the later stages of dementia will benefit from the interaction and conversation of the activity, providing the group size is kept small so that he or she does not become overstimulated and agitated as a result of too much going on around them.
The outcome of the activity may vary depending on the person’s ability, however for people with dementia, it is important to remember that when participating in the activity, the focus should not be about the activity itself, but the quality and enjoyment of the interaction. It is the enjoyment of the activity that will contribute to their overall sense of happiness and well-being. Those in the later stages of dementia may not be able to participate fully, however they will benefit from the interaction and conversation of the activity.
If you need help choosing an appropriate activity for someone affected by dementia, click here to view our guidelines.