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reconnecting with friends by telephone, home dinners

reconnecting with friends they haven’t had much time for in the past.
get together for weekly dinners or card games, monthly heater dates or classes. Old friends are great to reminisce with, but new friends offer an uncharted horizon full of possibilities.

Touch base by email with old friends

E-MAIL Emailing friends and relatives you haven’t been in touch with

E-MAIL Emailing friends and relatives you haven’t been in touch with

101 activities from ALZ Org, inclkuding popping popcorn

Pop popcorn

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  • writing, poems,

    Write a poem together

    Finish famous sayings

    Write a letter to a friend or family member

    Writing family story, book of memories

    Write down family stories.
    Keep a book of the memories your loved one has related, and ask her to read it to the grandchildren.

    playing musical instruments, talking about pets, reading aloud

    Play a musical instrument

    Ask the person about his or her favorite pet

    Read aloud and use visual aids
    such as memory poems, family pictures, or stories about "the days gone by" stimulate reminiscences. Ideas include Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Yesterdays by NaDezan, and other short stories

    sorting small, colorful pom-poms and placing them into the painted compartments of an ice-cube tray that match them


    Activities Games | ring toss, Checkers

    a board with three pegs on it, and three rope circles, and its a homemade toss game

    Chinese checkers
    (alternative spelling Chinese chequers) is a board game that can be played by two

    Activities Games | Battleship, Pente,

    The game Battleship (also known as Battleships) is a guessing game played by two people. It is known throughout the world as a pencil and paper game

    two-person game is Pente.

    Activities Games| Lost Cities (easy game), Goofy Games

    Lost Cities (short, easy game)

    goofy "kid games" like Jenga and Don't Spill the Beans can be fun

    Activities Games | cribbage, backgammon,

    cribbage and backgammon.

    Activities Games | Bananagrams, Monopoly Junior

    Bananagrams Bananagrams, the 2009 Game of the Year,

    Monopoly Junior Games for children should be short in duration to fit their attention spans,

    Activities Games | Slap Jack, Slamwich

    Slamwich A variation of the classic game Slap Jack, Slamwich is played with a deck of cards shaped like slices of bread. Each card depicts a sandwich ingredient. After the cards are dealt, players take turns putting one of their cards face up on a center stack. If the same ingredient is turned up twice in a row, or with only one other card between them, the first player to slam the deck wins the whole pile. Cards depicting a thief require that you slap the deck while yelling, "Stop, thief!"

    Activities Games | Snap, Old Maid

    Snap For 2 to 12 players. Snap is a matching game, often played with custom decks specifically designed for the game. These rules are for playing Snap with a standard deck of cards.

    Old Maid For 3 to 8 players. Old Maid is part of a family of card games known as "scapegoat" games. In scapegoat games, the goal is to avoid having a particular card or cards.

    Activities Games | "Guess Who?" for two players

    "Guess Who?" is a game for two players

    Activities Games' | Spoons, Go Fish

    Spoons For 3 to 13 players. Spoons is a clever card game that can be played by children and adults together. This card game also goes by the names Pig and Tongue, and spoons are not necessary to play those versions of the game.

    Go Fish For 2 players. Go Fish is a set collection game in which players try to gather sets of four cards of the same rank by asking other players for cards they might have.

    Craft Activities | Book Making

    Book Making
    go through different magazines and look for a specific item. Examples: birds,ladies,babies, cats, dogs, food, cars etc. then cut the items out and make "books".

    Craft Activities | Making a Folded Box for Stamping Projects

    Making a Folded Box for Stamping Projects


    Craft Activities | handmade paper

    As handmade paper
    is typically more expensive than other craft papers an economical way to use it is just as a feature on a project, adding decoration and texture rather than using it to make an entire project.


    Activities Misc. | Tangles

    Tangle Therapy
    sized to fit in the palm and is designed to provide a one of a kind feel and action. Manipulating the Tangle relieves minor stress, improves range of hand motion, restores motion of joints, improves muscle performance, strengthens finger muscles, rehabilitates hand muscles and joints. Tangle®Therapy is appropriate for people in all stages

    Plant and Flowers Activities | Arrange fresh flowers

    Arrange fresh flowers

    Misc. Activities |Taking a Car ride

    taking a drive

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    Bedcaddie | Product Review
    The Bedcaddie offers a helping hand to aging relatives while in a
    sitting position in bed. It is perfect for seniors who need a boost to
    get out of bed safely

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    Over-bed and Wheelchair Table

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    Facebook and Skype combine forces

    Facebook (3) | The Facebook Blog: "Skype version 5.0 for Windows and sign in with Facebook, you can easily call or SMS your friends. You also can check out your News Feed, update your status, and like and comment on posts directly within Skype.


    Activities Play Things | Toys acceptable to client

    Toys for Alzheimer's patients should be considered as a part of a complete care program unless they are objected to by the patient herself.


    Carer's activities | Participate at Local Senior Centers

    Participate in Activities at Local Senior Centers
    senior centers and adult day care is becoming increasingly more common. This is a good opportunity for both of you. For your patient, he can take part in planned activities and interact with others his age. For you, it can give you a break and some free time. There is so much that an Alzheimer's patient can do.