Online games are proving to be beneficial for the elderly. Playing games that require mental activity are beneficial to seniors struggling with dementia or Alzheimer's. The problem is there are so many game sites on the web. Finding websites that are safe for older adults, and have fun games can be challenging.
AARP has over 108 games for seniors to enjoy. Some of the games require an AARP membership to play, but the majority are free.
The site also divides the games up into categories, allowing visitors to choose the type of games they want to play. Here are three of the more popular games:
- Mahjongg is the traditional Chinese tile game. This is perfect for helping memory skills. AARP has 10 versions of the game available, all but one of them is available to non-members.
- Crossword games are an excellent problem solving and memory game. The process of reading the clue, and trying to fit the right word into the puzzle is challenging to memory and spelling skills. Cryptic crosswords are also very helpful, forcing the senior to remember general knowledge and mentally sort through possible answers. AARP has five crossword games, and they are all available to non-members.
- Jigsaw puzzles are perfect for seniors. They have to make spatial and shape decisions for each piece. Sometimes it is difficult for seniors to handle the small pieces of real jigsaw puzzles. Plus, they have to make room to set up and preserve it until it's assembled. However, AARP has 5 online jigsaw puzzles. Seniors can start them up anytime they want and don't have to worry about a mess.
Online games are a great way for the elderly to improve their cognitive functions. Of course, playing games with other people is also fun and builds wonderful relationships. At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!