Activities for Seniors
How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain via @TED-Ed When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.
"Playing an instrument sets the brain alight and engages practically every area of the brain at once."
Cute ideas for things to put in an "elderly gift basket" - also things that could be used for an activity in a nursing home or day center.
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16 Practical Activities for Alzheimer's Patients: fiddle box, deck of cards, music, rubber tipped darts, untying knots, threading yarn or string, doll therapy, display of insects, fabric box, beach ball, fish tank, matching shapes, rairing, pom-poms, golf balls, picture puzzle