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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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