Joggin' Your Noggin

BOOKS OF ALZHEIMER'S ACTIVITIES FEATURING A VARIETY OF WORD GAMES

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From Simplest in Volume I to More Challenging in Volume IV.  Memorable Events to Prompt Reminiscing. 

About THE BOOK SERIES

Joggin' Your Noggin Volumes I-IV

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 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.

Joggin' Your Noggin With Memorable Events 1920-1970

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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. 

LATEST RELEASE

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!

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE SERIES

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.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. Where may I purchase the books?      Answer: The books are sold on "Amazon" and other websites featuring books and/or activities for people with dementia, as well as at retail stores.
  2. Is the level of difficulty the same in all books?     Answer: No, the vocabulary is the simplest in Volume 1 and progresses to the most difficult in Volume IV.  The latest release dealing with "Memorable Events" features only very well-known facts.
  3. Are answers provided?     Answer: Yes, answers are found at the back of the book in the first two volumes, and on pages immediately following the questions in all other books.

TYPES OF ACTIVITIES

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


 DEVELOPED BY A SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST WHEN HER MOTHER BECAME CHALLENGED BY ALZHEIMER'S

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