Helpline: Alzheimer's - Memory Exercises Support

As a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, you'd be happy to know that helping the person do certain things that challenge their mind helps keep the brain healthy. Memory care exercises are counted among those challenges. By talking to our fellow caregivers, you will learn if memory exercises help prevent memory loss or even prevent or postpone Alzheimer's.

Are Memory Exercises Helpful for Alzheimer's Patients?

Alzheimer's, at this time is not curable, not even with memory exercises. But memory care exercises for Alzheimer's patients may help delay the symptoms and support the brain work better for longer. While more research is needed to corroborate this idea, many studies indicate memory exercises and meaningful activities help Alzheimer's patients stay mentally active.

We all know that when we keep our brains active, our thinking skills are less likely to weaken. Memory exercises for Alzheimer's patients include puzzles, games, and other types of brain challenges that may help slow down memory loss. To get more information, request contact of our member with whom you chose to communicate.

Helpful Memory Exercises for Alzheimer's Patients

What kind of memory exercise can help with Alzheimer's differs from person to person. The primary goal is to keep the brain active and engaged. Our network of unpaid family caregivers will help you with choosing simple and more challenging and meaningful activities for Alzheimer's. Those can be but not limited to:

  • Listening to music
  • Learning to play musical instruments
  • Memorizing a song
  • Learning a new language
  • Playing memory games like board games or cards
  • Doing stimulating activities like puzzles, such crossword
  • Playing online games
  • Reading books
  • Writing

Alzheimer's is a common disease, and many people have already gained experience in caring for their loved ones. ExtendaTouch will help you to meet and discuss various issues with other caregivers to find the information and support you need.

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I care(d) a total of 1 year for a male
andyc, ExtendaTouch facilitator
I purchased two Amazon shows. I didn't live close to my mom, but we saw each other and played memory exercises every day. When I visited her shortly before her passing, we played 42 games of Jeopardy! As her illness progressed, she became slower in answering, but had a good long term memory and enjoyed our time together​.
I care(d) a total of 8 years for a female
I have some experience in this subject I can share.
I care(d) a total of 9 months for a female
TheTechGuy, ExtendaTouch facilitator
My mother-in-law developed Alzheimer's, as was indicated by the brain scan that showed the signs of plaque build-up. I was a secondary caregiver using the Alexa Show to video chat from a distance. Creating a ritual, they love early enough can provide a connection through most of the transitions into the late stage. Trivia was her thing. She enjoyed playing it and found very few questions she didn't know the answers. Playing every day for a few minutes to a few hours, randomly from a distance, was possible because of the Video Chat! It changed how participation from far away could evolve into something that felt like everyone was in the same room visiting a person who needs that daily! I can suggest from this experience to find something they love and repeat it often with them. Use technology that's available whenever possible too! Just ask if you need to know where to start.
I care(d) a total of 4 years for a female
I provide care, oversight and training of cognitive activities for caregivers and families
I care(d) a total of 7 years for a malefemale