Creative Games in Groupwork
Presented in a format that immediately allows you to see what materials are needed, how much preparation is required and how each game is played, this book presents practical resource material in an accessible format.
• Introduction mixing exercises
• Games using gentle movement
• Exuberant games
• Puzzles brain teasers
• Verbal games
• Pen paper games
Includes a special outdoor selection, and advice on how to make your group successful.
• A creative guide to creative games in groupwork
• Getting to know you (A selection of introduction and mixing exercises)
• Gently as you go (Quiet games, mostly using gentle movement)
• On the move (Exuberant games using vigorous movement)
• Solve a problem (Games using puzzles and brain-teasers)
• Talking it through (Verbal games)
• Writing it down (Pen and paper games)
• Use your knowledge (General and inpromptu quizzes)
• Exercise your word power (A selection of stimulating word games)
• Out and about (Outdoor activities)
• Alphabetical list of games
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Creative Games in Groupwork 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.