Which cognitive abilities does it support?
Working memory, short-term memory, spatial memory, orientation in space, concentration, coordination.
Who is the game for - The game is suitable for professionals in a day centre and residential service as well as for a family caring for a loved one with dementia. It is suitable for people with mild to moderate dementia.
Materials needed - Made model of maze in 3 variants. A pencil. Various figures that are used in other activities, e.g. theatre. All materials should be placed in the Memory Box.
Advance Preparation - Each participant should have a separate kit to entertain with.
Participants - This game is played individually, but can also be played in groups of up to 6 players. The moderator or facilitator only explains the rules and helps when needed. It is very appropriate for families caring for loved ones, but can also be used in long-term care in day and residential services.
Location - Choose a quiet place where the person with dementia and the caregiver feel comfortable. There should be enough light. Make sure the person with dementia has taken their glasses or other aids such as a hearing aid so that communication can take place.