5. Brainercise for Week 20 – Brain Stim, LLC

5. Brainercise for Week 20

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Remember, it is not important whether these exercises are easy or difficult.

Over the course of the program, the participant will engage in numerous cognitive processes which is what will keep the healthy areas of their brain active.

This is what can build and strengthen their cognitive reserve and increase their brain’s neuroplasticity to help slow dementia-related decline.


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There may be steps that they cannot complete depending on what area(s) of the brain have been damaged.

Use the Process-Focused Strategy Phrases to encourage them as much as possible and only complete the steps that they are unable to complete at all.

What matters is the participant attempts each of the steps to the best of their ability at this moment. 


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Before beginning the exercises, have the participant look back and forth to the right and then to the left a few times without moving the head.

Science suggests this movement increases concentration and problem-solving ability.


Brainercise 20a

Kit Supplies Needed:

Word Teasers Cards

Instructions:

  • Guess what the phrase means.
  • Try to use the saying in a sentence or give an example of how it can be used that’s different than what is on the card.
  • Did you ever use the saying?

Comments:


Brainercise 20b

Kit Supplies Needed:

Notebook Paper

Pen

Highlighter

2 Dice

Instructions:

  • Roll both dice.
  • Add the two numbers together.
  • Write numbers 1 – the total of the numbers you rolled putting one number per line.
  • Write any word you choose on each line.
  • Highlight the vowels in the words on the even-numbered lines.
  • Highlight the consonants in the words on the odd-numbered lines.

Comments:


Brainercise 20c

Kit Supplies Needed:

None

Instructions:

  • Use the following words to make up a story that is believable: goat, laundry, and king.
  • Now use the same words to tell a story that is not believable.

Comments:


Brainercise 20d

Kit Supplies Needed:

Drawing paper

Colored Pencils

Scissors – optional

Large Pins or Clips

Mini Clothes Pins

Instructions:

  • Draw 4 circles on a piece of drawing paper.
  • Color each circle a different color.
  • Try to tear around the circle you drew to tear out a circle from each paper. If you can’t tear out a circle, use scissors to cut out the circles.
  • Pin a large clothespin to the circle that is most unlike the color of the clothespin.
  • Pina mini clothespin to the circle that is most like the color of the clothespin.

Comments:


Brainercise 20e

Kit Supplies Needed:

Playdoh

Instructions:

  • Roll the dough out and form a square.
  • Roll the dough out and make a circle while your eyes are closed.
  • Roll the dough out and form a triangle with equal sides.
  • Roll the dough out and form an octagon.

Comments:

Write them down if needed to say them backward.


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