Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day To All!

I had a great day with grandma today!  We played Rummy, and made up our own rules.  It was a lot of fun. I then taught grandma how to play Roblox.  It was totally new experience for Grandma.  I helped her create an Avatar (which is like a representation of someone on a video game). It was a new experience. Grandma had a blast!  Lastly we had sushi for dinner.  I hope everyone was able to spend some time with their loved one. 

Tips


1. Do not worry about the rules when playing a game with a dementia patient. During Rummy, grandma mixed up many of the rules. It did NOT matter. We had fun, and made up our own game.

2. Try to do something different or new with your family member. We played with Roblox. Grandma was mesmerized. She thought is was so cool!  I did not need her to remember anything. I just showed her what the Avatars look like and how to design them. It was an artistic activity, that we both loved.

3. Eat something new. Grandma never grew up eating sushi.  I think if grandma did not have Alzheimer's she probably would not want to eat raw fish. However, with dementia she was more willing to try it!  I guess it is a weird blessing!  I love sushi!  We both enjoyed California rolls and masago, which are fish eggs.

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