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no need to buy wooden puzzles. You can create high-quality wooden ones

How to Make Wooden Puzzles: Scroll Saw Instructions and Tips - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
If you have a scroll saw, there’s no need to buy wooden puzzles. You can create high-quality wooden puzzles of all types and sizes. Sand and paint the puzzles, and you’ve created eye-catching sturdy wooden toys that can be passed down from generation to generation.

The possibilities for making wooden puzzles are only limited by your imagination.

How to Make a Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

How to Make a Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
Conrad Armstrong's
Artistic Wooden
Jigsaw Puzzles

MARBLES the Brain store | Games and Puzzles

Marbles: The Brain Store - Memory Games, Puzzles, Software & Books » Marbles - The Brain Store
Wonderful collection of evaluated Games and Puzzles
Did you know that working memory is also the basis for intellect?
Build memory skills (and intellectual clout) with games, software, books

I received a nice note from Ryan Jedlicka, eCommerce Manager {2.11.2011}

We have a general list of products that would apply to all stages of Alzheimers here:

When you look at that list, you can filter using the column on the left to sort by number or players.

For easy, non-frustrating activities, I would recommend these:

We have a general list of products that would apply to all stages of Alzheimers here:
When you look at that list, you can filter using the column on the left to sort by number or players.

For easy, non-frustrating activities, I would recommend these:
Brain Noodles (solo, just for fun):

I hope this list helps. Explore the site and feel free to ask any specific product questions that you might have.
Ryan Jedlicka, eCommerce Manager
Marbles: The Brain Store 

7.2.11 | dementia activities | cognitive activities

An interesting source of:

"* Activities that alleviate boredom, provide cognitive stimulation, and offer support for caregivers.

* Activities that work for persons at various levels of memory loss

* No preparation time required and easy to follow user guides

* Dignified, adult appearance

* Themes that spark memories

'Doing' things is human nature, gives meaning to our lives, and is an important factor in well-being. This holds true for persons with dementia."

Golf Games | Play Fun Free Online Golf Games

Golf Games | Play Fun Free Online Golf Games: "Welcome to Net Golf Games where you will find the largest selection of fun, free golf games on the entire web. We know that you golf crazed fools eat, breathe, & sleep golf…so we decided to give you more golf games than any other site…completely free, all day, everyday. Hit em’ long and straight!

NOTICE!!added a bunch of new free golf games, including the challenging World Golf Tour & Pangya Golf. Don’t worry if you can’t make it out to the course to get a golf game, we’ve got you covered with more online golf games than any other site on the web." - The Ultimate Online Gaming Experience! - The Ultimate Online Gaming Experience!: "Play FREE online games! Welcome to, a great place to play free online games, including puzzle games, word games, card games, and board games. Unlike other free online games sites, we offer a variety of classic Hasbro board games like RISK, Yahtzee, Scrabble, and Monopoly. We also have popular games like Chess, Spider Solitaire, Cribbage, and Bejeweled. Make friends, play free online games and enter to win prizes at!"


Make Your Own Puzzles

About Us | Discovery Education
Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.

Discovery Education is a subsidiary of Discovery Communications, LLC. The leader in digital video-based learning,


Trivia, tic tack toes, bean bag exercises

Ask trivia questions

games like tic tac toe, checkers

Tai-Chi, Bean Bag Exercises

Ball Roll, hand massages, noils

Ball Roll The object is to roll a colorful ball across the table to each other.

*Hand Massages-cutting,filing, and polishing nails

seasonal activities, stringing beads popcorn fruit loops

keep busy and engaged with repetitive seasonal activities.

  • Set the person to work stringing garlands.
    All you need is a long heavy thread and a darning needle. Try stringing cranberries, popcorn, even O-shaped cereal (Fruit Loops are cheerfully colorful).
  • Carer's Activities | Walking | Wendy's Blog

    Walking Blog with Wendy Bumgardner
    Walking Helps Aging Brains: needed for walking helped keep the brain better organized.

    bingo, finger painting, marbles

    using a plastic ice cream scoop to remove painted golf balls from a bowl and place them into the color-matched wells of a muffin tin

    the memory skills of the game Concentration with boards like those used in a game of bingo

    Finger painting, playing marbles

    play dough, reciting rhymes, rolling yarn,

    Model with play dough

    Recite nursery rhymes

    Roll yarn into a ball

    Busy hands, dolls, buttons, zippers, teddy bears,

    Give her dolls with zippers and buttons to play with or soft teddy bears, textured cloth, or fur to stroke.

    indoor horsehoes,tops, jacks,dominoes

    Play horseshoes

    Play with tops or jacks

    Play dominoes

    fish tanks, bird feeeders, house plants

    A fish tank or a window in front of a bird feeder may interest someone for hours.

    Plant seeds indoors or outdoors

    Activities Games | Memory Jogging Puzzles | Carcassonne | Guess Who?

    Memory Jogging Puzzles
    encourage problem solving, like word search, sudoku and crosswords.

    board game named "Carcassonne,

    Guess Who?
    a two-player guessing game created by Ora and Theo Coster, also known as Theora Design; Recipes , BookClub , Stories; Resources

    Sharing Wisdom: Caregivers Ideas ,Careverse ,Caregiver Interviews,Caregiver Carenotes ,Caregiving Articles ,Caregiver Support Groups ,Caregiver Recipes ,Caregiver BookClub ,Caregiver Stories

    reading maps, identifying places cities

    Look at a map of the United States and identify states and capitals
  • work with a screwdriver,
    concentrating on driving screws into four holes that have been drilled in a smooth piece of wood

  • Sadie
    places pegs of graduated sizes into their respective holes in a long wooden block.

  • putting together simple two-piece puzzles made from magazine photos
    that have been cut out and laminated
  • homemade bread

    Bake homemade bread

    Activities Games | Ghosts, Isola

    Ghosts (Finnish: Kummituspeli, Swedish: Spökspelet)
    is a board game designed by Alex Randolph for two players, released in 1982 by Milton Bradley.

    Isola is a two-player abstract strategy board game.
    It is played on a 6x8 board

    connect with old friends from service days

    About Us - "About Us

    They started in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we're the largest military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong.'s free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.

    We believe that the benefits earned in the service should be easier to access and written in plain English. We're passionate about helping members make the most of military experience throughout life."

    Dollhouse miniatures, furniture, accessories, dolls, dollhouse kits.

    Dollhouse miniatures, furniture, accessories, dolls, dollhouse kits.