Memory Games for Groups
This wonderfully practical handbook features 80 adaptable and photocopiable games for use with older people, as well as individuals or groups of all ages.
The games can be:
• Used as part of a social activities programme
• Specifically for reminiscence purposes
• To help keep people orientated to the world around them
• To exercise memory skills
• As the prelude to discussion so that individuals can share difficulties and explore methods of aiding memory
• Made easier or more difficult to meet the needs of the individuals involved.
A5 wire-o-bound. 166 pages.
– A guide to memory games for groups
– Personal memories
– The past
– The present
– The world
– General games
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Memory Games for Groups 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.