What Do You Mean?
These illustrated cards are ideal as a fun activity resource.
• Featuring thirty-eight commonly-used idioms and metaphors, each pair of cards shows scenarios that demonstrate both the literal interpretation and the implied meaning.
• Match up the literal and non-literal meanings to ask ‘What do we really mean?’
• Idioms include: ‘Let the cat out of the bag’; ‘Stand up for yourself’; ‘Piece of cake’; ‘It cost an arm and a leg’; ‘Green fingers’; ‘See eye to eye’; ‘Feeling blue’.
A flexible resource for individuals or groups.
Contents: 80 cards illustrating forty idioms; one half of the pair showing the literal meaning, the other the implied meaning
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
What Do You Mean? will be most enjoyed by people in the early to moderate stages of dementia, although people in the later stages of dementia will benefit from the interaction and conversation of the activity. 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.
If you need help choosing an appropriate activity for someone affected by dementia, click here to view our guidelines.