Match the Suits
Almost everyone is familiar with common playing cards and we build on that familiarity to help stimulate cognitive ability for people with dementia or Alzheimer's. The activity includes two differently colored decks of jumbo index (large print) playing cards that are easy to read, along with a set of colored templates.
- Familiar materials
- Cognitive challenge
- Helps with dexterity
- Templates guide person to success
- Can be used individually or with 2 to 6 players
- Full instructions
And finally by suit...
Once the person is comfortable with the colors, it's time to move on the suits. Start with only two suits, one black and one red.
For more challenge, add more suits...
Add more challenge by introducing the third suit, and finally the fourth.
Sort by card value...
Reacquaint the person with the concept of the cards' values by sorting from ace to king.
And play simple games...
Finally, if the person is comfortable with the activities to this point, it's time to play some of the games described in the instructions!