Crossword Puzzles

How about a group crossword puzzle session? I facilitated one today with a small group of residents with dementia after a current affairs discussion session. Worked well and I’ll admit that they put me to shame on a few of the answers. I had clients with varying cognitive and physical abilities; most were chatty and eager to contribute. I probably don’t need to remind anyone of those ubiquitous bits of research that suggest that a crossword a day could keep the dementia away/at bay…

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract;jsessionid=9D0D2D3384EE25155B6CACE76FD86AF0.journals?fromPage=online&aid=8417443

We all sat around the table with a cup of tea and I had printed a few of them off A4 and handed them out and also did one on A3, all working on it together.

http://www.large-print-puzzles.com/largeprintcrossword.pdf

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