Word Completions for People with Memory Impairments

RecyclingOTPublished: October 8, 2017Updated: October 9, 201751 viewsVirality: 17%
Published: October 8, 2017Updated: October 9, 2017

When my mom developed Alzheimer's disease she gradually lost the ability to think of the words she wanted to say. She had always loved word games and singing. So I made up games that required her to complete a word, phrase or sentence. Because the phrases were so familiar, they jogged her memory. We did this over and over again during my nursing home visits and each time was fun and exciting for her. She felt like a winner!
I describe many of these games and activities in my book- Still Giving Kisses: A Guide to Helping and Enjoying the Alzheimer's Victim You Love. I didn't have a smart phone or tablet a decade ago when I needed them. But you can share this video with a loved one, friend or patient. Encourage the person to guess or repeat the word that completes the phrase. Press pause if they need time to respond. It will give caregivers a fun activity to do with a loved one at home or while visiting in a care facility. Please read my book and visit my web site for more fun activity ideas athttp://www.RecyclingOT.com

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