Brain challenges


These link to excellent brain challenging games online to keep the old grey matter ticking - Use it or lose it!!!
IMPORTANT: Just be aware that playing them will use up part of your internet allowance (that's those megabytes).
If you are on a prepaid internet plan, or one with low monthly allowance, then it will be a good idea to keep track of how much is being used.

Tips for engaging in Games - Here's a 2 page handout that give BFS Kiosks strategies to engage Seniors in different ways and a copy of the Webinar Powerpoint presented by Vivian Evans on 28th Oct.


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Scrabble
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Google Earth

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Soduko - Victorian Seniors website

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Crosswords - Victorian Seniors site
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Code Cracker

Memory Games
Memory Games
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Fly swat game to practice mouse use

Solve the mystery

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Golf-putting practice

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Reminiscence activities


The elderly like reminiscing it gives them a sense of value, importance, power and peace. Reminiscence can have a therapeutic effect on the elderly and should be encouraged. It can help people cope with stress during bereavement, help improve self esteem and a valuable source of wisdom through sharing experiences and skills learned through difficult personal situation.

SPORTING MEMORIES
We believe in the power of stories to reignite connections between generations and combat the effects of dementia, depression and loneliness in communities. We spark organisations into action giving them the tools and know- how in order to help save the past for the present.


OUR BIG BOX
OUR BIG BOX is a completely free online reminiscence system provided by The Memory Box Network, a dementia related charity based in Scotland.
http://ourbigbox.com

FLOWER GARDEN FREE
Over 20 million bouquets sent! A top-5 app on the App Store. Plant seeds, care for the plants, watch the flowers bloom, and create bouquets to share with friends and family.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/flower-garden-free-grow-flowers/id327466677?mt=8

PROMENADE
Promenade is an iPad app designed for family members and caregivers to use when visiting loved ones living with dementia or related illnesses. Created by experts in the field of Gerontology and Therapeutic Recreation, Promenade is a tool that can help stimulate conversation, encourage reminiscence, and make personal visits more rewarding and engaging.
http://www.promenadeapp.com


MIND MATE
A platform designed to empower people living with Dementia, their families & caregivers.
http://www.mindmate-app.com


BRAIN JOG
These link to excellent brain challenging games online to keep the old grey matter ticking - Use it or lose it!!!
http://www.brainjog.org