The Non-Competitive Activity Book
This superb practical handbook contains 100 activities that are non-competitive and can be used for individuals or groups. It provides invaluable material for use across a broad spectrum of groups and is particularly useful for elderly people.
The non-competitive nature of the activities ensures that people feel safe in making a contribution without fear of failure or disappointment. The handbook is divided into photocopiable sections, each providing a session format that focuses on maintaining and increasing the function of the whole person.
This is an ideal resource for day centres, hospitals, care homes and carers.
• Starters and pairing up games
• Cognitive stimulation
• Alphabetical list of games.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
The Non-Competitive Activity Book 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.