Dementia-Friendly Worksheets

DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY WORKSHEETS

 

Fun and meaningful worksheets for your loved ones to be engaged at home.

 

All proceeds are not for profit but will go back to the centre!


Our centre has prepared specially designed dementia-friendly worksheets for you, or your loved ones, to use. 

Our dementia-friendly worksheets are specially designed to be:

  1. Age- and stage-appropriate for dementia. 

  2. Culturally appropriate and user friendly to all populations of different gender, race, and religions

  3. Fun and cognitively challenging 

  4. Safe and not involving any dangerous items

We offer nine different worksheets that focuses on different aspects of cognition. 

 

Instructions on how to order these worksheets can be found at the bottom of this page

The nine worksheets are:

   1. Categorization

   2. Sentence Formation

   3. Sudoku

   4. Word Search

   5. Word Search (Traditional Chinese version)

   6. Word Scramble

   7. Emotions and Feelings

   8. Money Math

   9. Maze 

 

More detailed descriptions of our worksheets can be found below.

Additional Information: 

Research has shown that engaging people with dementia in appropriate activities can yield beneficial effects such as: 

  • increasing positive moods

  • improving activities of daily living and quality of life (Elgelman K. et al 1999; Orsuluc-Jeras S. et al 2000)

  • creating constructive attitudes

  • reducing problematic behaviors (Jiska C.M. et al 2010).

Engagement in activities is a fundamental intervention in non-pharmacological treatment for dementia. 

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​Description of the 9 worksheets: 

  1. Categorization

Categorization is the act of sorting and organizing items into different groups based on their characteristics. It is one of the most fundamental cognitive abilities in human development and psychology.

Importance of categorization skills in daily life:

  • Enable the individual to recognize the similarities and differences of items in daily life

  • Improve semantic memory where the new information can be stored efficiently in groups. 

  • Help an individual to generalize experiences and bring sense into the environment based on the concepts generalized.

  • Improve language ability and conversation skills as categories allows for better comprehension through vocabulary expansion.

  • Enable the individual to do the correct prediction and decision making.

Price:

RM5 for each level of worksheets. Each level consists of 10 pages.

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   2. Sentence Formation

A sentence is a collection of words that convey the meaning. It is formed with the rules of grammar. It provides us with the framework to deliver our ideas effectively.

Benefits of sentence formation worksheets to person with dementia:

  • To improve or maintain the communication skills in individual.

  • To improve or maintain the reading and writing skills in individual.

Price:

RM3 for each level of worksheets. Each level consists of 10 pages.

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   3. Sudoku

It is a logic based combinatorial number-placement puzzle. There are research showed that routine Sudoku playing can improve working memory in older adults (Grabbe J.W. 2017).  

Benefits of playing sudoku:

  • It can help to improve an individual’s attention and concentration.

  • It can sharpen the problem-solving skills in individual.

  • It stimulates an individual’s logical thinking process and reasoning skills.

  • It develops sense of accomplishment in individual.

Price:

RM3 for each level of worksheets. Each level consists of 10 pages of worksheets.

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   4. Word search

Word search is a word game that consists of letters that placed in a grid. Individual is required to find and mark all the words hidden in the grid. Compared to common word search, this dementia-friendly word search only consists of hidden words in 2 directions, vertically or horizontally.

Benefits of word search worksheet to person with dementia:

  • Improve attention & concentration in individual.

  • Support language fluency in communication.

  • Improve task persistence in individual

  • Develop problem-solving skills.

  • Expand vocabulary and increase written fluency.

Price:

RM3 for each level of worksheets. Each level consists of 10 pages.

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    5. Word Search (Traditional Chinese version)

This worksheet is specially designed in traditional Chinese characters as most of our older persons were educated in traditional version of Chinese characters instead of simplified Chinese. The worksheet is related to our daily life and Chinese culture.

 

Price:

RM3 per level.

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   6. Word scramble

Word scramble is a word game created by Martin Naydel in the year 1954. It is most popularly known as Jumble. In the game, the alphabets are scrambled in random fashion and player is required to arrange them to form a meaningful word.

Benefits of word scramble to person with dementia:

  • To increase the individual’s exposure to old and new vocabulary. Vocabulary is essential in conducting daily conversation.

  • To increase attention span for the task.

  • To maintain the problem-solving skills in individual.

  • To maintain the short-term memory capability and working memory.

Price:

RM5 for each level of worksheets. Each level consists of 10 pages.

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   7. Emotions and Feeling

Research found out significant impairments noted in facial emotion recognition among people with Alzheimer’s Disease (Albert M.S. et al 1991). These impairments can contribute to a devastating impact on social behavioral competence, increased levels of depression, inappropriate social behavior, interpersonal problems and psychobehavioural disturbances.

Benefit of this Emotion and Feeling Worksheet to person with dementia:

  • It can help to maintain the skills of facial recognition emotion in individual with dementia.

  • It helps to maintain the long-term memory through refreshing on past emotional events.

  • It improves the individual’s communication skills and social bonding with preserved facial processing skills.

Price:

RM5 for each level of worksheets. Each level consists of 10 pages.

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   8. Money Math

Our money math worksheets contain the pictures of daily used money in Ringgit Malaysia and also the questions about common scenarios in our daily life. Money management problem always being the early signs in dementia.  

Benefit of money math worksheet to people with dementia:

  • To remain the sensitivity towards notes and coins.

  • To maintain the independency in money management.

  • To improve the self-esteem by empowering the abilities in people with dementia.

Price:

RM5 for each level of worksheets. 

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   9. Maze

Maze solving is a cognitive demanding activity where researchers found out increased blood flow to various brain parts when solving a maze. Researchers in USA used computerized maze as a screening tool to identify potential driving impairment among elderly with cognitive impairment and dementia (Brian R.O et al 2003). 

Benefits of maze worksheets to persons with dementia:

  • Improve sustained attention and concentration.

  • Improve visuospatial skills.

  • Enhance reasoning and problem-solving skills.

Price:

RM3 for each level of worksheets. 

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How you can get them?

  1. Choose your preferred worksheets.

  2. Make the payment to account below.

BANK: MAYBANK

Name: Genting Dementia Centre Sdn Bhd

  ACCOUNT NUMBER: 514356534941

  Recipient’s Reference: your name

  Transfer details: Dementia worksheets

   3. Click the "Order Form" button below. This links directs you to the order form. You will need a gmail account for you to fill up the         order form.

   4. Fill up the order form and attach the proof of payment. 

   5. A confirmation email will be sent to you after we have received your order form.

   6. You will receive the worksheets in PDF format through email after we have verified your payment.

You can save the worksheets and re-use them. All you need to start is a printer, paper, and pen! 

 

Disclaimer:

All information and content contained in this Worksheet is provided solely for general information and guidance. It is not medical advice or a guarantee of an outcome. Genting Dementia Centre Sdn Bhd is not responsible for errors or omissions in this Worksheet or any activities undertaken in connection with this Worksheet. No individuals, including those under active care, should use the information contained here to self-diagnose or self-treat any health-related condition.