Does your loved one like to play games? Were they competitive in their younger years? Just because they might be at diminished mental or physical capacity does not mean that they can’t participate in competitive activities now.
Being happily engaged in games or activities has many health benefits for your older adult. It can reduce agitation, anxiety, depression and anger. It can give them a sense of purpose and a feeling of being successful at something. Participating with you or other loved ones provides them social time and can encourage conversation. A game is an easy way to involve other family members who might be struggling with how to interact with their older relatives