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Tabletop activities to entertain seniors


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Table games to stimulate our seniors


Taking care of the elderly, beyond offering a presence in all humaneness, can also be accompanied by various activities. In addition to music, song and dance workshops, table games can also stimulate concentration and memory, as well as boosting self-esteem in a playful context.


What are our seniors' favorite games?


Among the activities that can be practiced alone, coloring and mandalas are among the favorites among seniors. By coloring the shapes from the outside to the inside, the person stimulates his fine motor skills and his concentration. By choosing their favorite colors, they get in touch with themselves and sometimes even manage to detach themselves from the stressful elements of their environment to find a source of comfort.


In a daily life that has become more practical than creative, this moment of coloring will nourish the sense of accomplishment and self-esteem by allowing the completion of a work.


Find the Mistakes Games:


An easy game to understand and implement


We've all played the game of find the mistakes on a nice summer afternoon. Whether it's in a newspaper, magazine, or game book, it's an easy-to-understand observation game that doesn't require much time and helps to stimulate concentration in addition to exercising various visual skills.


Memory games:


Known for children, they can also stimulate seniors!


They can take the form of a riddle such as: You can't see it. We can't touch it. When it is present, we don't think about it. When she is not there, we mourn her. Who is it? The answer is, of course, memory.


Whether it's associating animals (mom and baby) or identical items, playing a memory game is a stimulus that easily adapts to the personality traits of the player. There is a wide range of different models to choose from, depending on your family's favorite themes.


Puzzles

Puzzles are perfect for seniors who are lonely. They can therefore be suitable for seniors who are bored and want to keep themselves busy while enjoying a fun activity. Moreover, puzzles can also be proposed to a person suffering from dementia in order to stimulate his cognitive abilities.


There are puzzles that vary in the number of pieces and shapes according to a scale of complexity. Depending on the abilities of the elderly person, it is possible to adapt the complexity of the puzzle presented. The number of details in the chosen image and the variations in color contrast can also be adapted according to the desired difficulty.


The amount of puzzles currently on the market is virtually inexhaustible. Whether it's landscapes, animals, or scenes from everyday life, there's bound to be a theme that will interest seniors.

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