Well, why not combine the two activities and get the best of both worlds?
AARP has some great games that are fun to play that will help you improve your memory, solve problems, and develop language skills. These would be great fun to play with your teen-aged grandchildren.
There is Countdown. You get several numbers and you have to use different mathematical functions to calculate the target answer. If you have a math buff grandchild this game would be great to play together. Try to see who comes up with the correct method first.
If you want a challenge for your analytical skills and your visual acuity, try Private Eyes. In this game, there is a grid of symbols and letters. You have to find the one that does not belong. Sounds simple, huh? However, the clock is ticking and you have to find the one that is different before the time runs out.
Shapes and Colors is a fun game to play. You memorize 6, 8, or 10 figures. Then you have to recognize that shape when it’s displayed among slightly different ones. What a visual and memory challenge!
Split Words is a game where you have to form complete words by combining syllables of the word. This is a great vocabulary tester/building for both you and your grandchild!
You’ll get quality time (and loads of fun) playing these games with your grandchildren. A two-for-one deal. Two activities at the same time.
Can’t beat that!
What are some other games you could play with your grandchildren that would be fun (for both of you) that would keep your mind lively and quick to off-set Alzheimer’s?