Unlike many Alzheimer’s activities books aimed at caregivers, “Joggin’ Your Noggin” is designed to be completed by a person in mild to moderate stages, independently or with some support. Written by a Speech-Language Pathologist, the games offer an opportunity not only for fun, entertainment and a sense of accomplishment, but also for essential mental stimulation. “Complete the Song Title,” “Name the Opposite,” “Picture the Description” and “Fill in the Blank” are but a few examples. When shared with caregivers, family or friends, meaningful interaction is automatic. Individual questions provide a springboard to reminisce about fond memories and create moments of joy. Activities Professionals will find a wealth of ready-made content to incorporate into group activities. The level of difficulty, based on vocabulary, varies from the simplest in Volume I to the most advanced in Volume IV. Answers are readily accessible on the following page or at the back of the book. Each volume contains over 70 games and is sold at a more affordable price than similar alzheimer's activities word games.
A book that highlights significant world events over fifty years, this "Joggin' Your Noggin" aims to stimulate fond memories. Reflecting on the past can be a source of joy, not only for those with dementia, but for many others, especially as they approach their "golden years." Milestones include historical, technological, scientific and cultural happenings related to inventions, politics, songs, famous musicians, TV/movie stars, food, fashion and more. Fill-in-the-blank questions provide readers a chance to "jog their noggins," and answers are conveniently provided on the reverse of each page. But the more important benefit is simply to recall the past and arouse "warm and fuzzy" feelings. Connecting an event to a memorable personal experience may evoke positive emotions. The book offers countless opportunities to reflect, reminisce, and hopefully create moments of joy. Seniors may also enjoy large-group discussions of historical milestones and sharing fond memories. Activities Professionals in senior centers, assisted living facilities or nursing homes may find "Joggin" a useful resource when creating entertaining games.
THE MOST RECENT BOOK, JOGGIN' YOUR NOGGIN WITH MEMORABLE EVENTS, OFFERS A SOMEWHAT NEW APPROACH. THE OBJECTIVE IS NOT TO ARRIVE AT A CORRECT ANSWER, BUT RATHER TO RECALL THE PAST AND PERHAPS REAWAKEN A FOND MEMORY. TEN FILL-IN'S ABOUT EACH YEAR FROM 1920 THROUGH 1970 WILL HOPEFULLY PROMPT COUNTLESS RECOLLECTIONS AND FUN CONVERSATION!
THE AUTHOR'S MOTHER, HELEN, ALWAYS LOVED WORD GAMES. THOUGH SHE DEVELOPED ALZHEIMER'S, SHE CONTINUED TO ENJOY SIMPLIFIED VERSIONS OF "SCRABBLE," "WHEEL OF FORTUNE" AND WORD SEARCHES, ESPECIALLY WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS OR CAREGIVERS. IT WAS ONLY NATURAL THAT THE AUTHOR TURNED TO THE INTERNET TO FIND MORE RESOURCES TO ENTERTAIN HELEN-- AN EFFORT THAT LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF VERY FEW ACTIVITY BOOKS AIMED SPECIFICALLY AT PEOPLE CHALLENGED BY MEMORY LOSS. A RETIRED SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, THE AUTHOR IMMEDIATELY BEGAN TO WRITE THE "JOGGIN' YOUR NOGGIN" SERIES.
MANY POSITIVE REVIEWS APPEAR ON WEBSITES LIKE "AMAZON'' AND "GOODREADS." READERS, CAREGIVERS AND ACTIVITIES PROFESSIONALS ALIKE HAVE THE FOUND THE BOOKS TO BE FUN, ENTERTAINING AND USEFUL. THE "LOOK INSIDE" FEATURE ON "AMAZON" PROVIDES PROSPECTIVE BUYERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PREVIEW AND ASSESS THE CONTENT.
NAME A CATEGORY
NAME ITEMS IN A CATEGORY
CIRCLE ITEMS IN A CATEGORY
WITH SOME HINTS, IDENTIFY THE PERSON, PLACE, TIME, OBJECT, ANIMAL, ETC.
COMPLETE THE PROVERB, BOOK/MOVIE/SONG TITLE, NURSERY RHYME
UNSCRAMBLE A WORD
NAME A SYNONYM, RHYMING WORD, ANTONYM (OPPOSITE)
COMPOUND WORDS AND ASSOCIATIONS (WORDS THAT GO TOGETHER)
IDENTIFY THE EXCLUSION (WORD THAT DOES NOT BELONG)
FILL IN THE BLANK TO DESCRIBE A MEMORABLE EVENT