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How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

8 Ways to Make Food Shopping as a Parent More Bearable

No one is denying children aren’t the gift that keep on giving. But, as a parent, there are just some tasks in day to day adult life that shouldn’t be accompanied by kids. Namely the weekly food shop. Opening yourself up to a world of whining, potential tantrums and…

Grandchildren, BINGO and Alzheimer's Disease

I think that one of the saddest things about Alzheimer's disease is the fact that it often robs children of their grandma or grandpa. Children are very astute. They know that grandma or grandpa is there "physically", but they can usually sense that they are not fully "present".

Little ones might be frightened. Tweens might get very quiet, and teens? They might just get angry. So how can we bring grandparents and grandchildren together? One of the things that I have found that works well is a plain, old-fashioned game of BINGO.

BINGO is fun! Because it has been around forever, most patients can remember how to play as they remember the distant past. Best of all, BINGO comes in so many varieties, that there is usually a game that will work nicely for the early and mid-stage patient.

Traditional BINGO, black-out BINGO and pattern BINGO are just a few that most kids, and adults can enjoy. Players can identify anything from animals to items of food, to body parts.

So give it try! Bake some cookies, sit around the kitchen table, keep the camera handy (and maybe a box of tissues), and have some fun!

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