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This course will help develop a life enrichment program that includes a variety of word games beyond word searches and crossword puzzles, not only to keep people interested, but also for optimum brain stimulation. The primary goal is for participants to enjoy being together and getting to know one another better. The secondary goal is to learn new information. The course also includes suggestions for making word games a group activity, intergenerational activity, or something you can do with people with dementia.
If you keep the atmosphere light and see word games primarily for helping people to get to know one another better and encouraging laughter, you are more likely to have satisfied participants. And interestingly, participants are more likely to learn more and come up with more creative ideas in that positive atmosphere. Relaxed learners learn more.