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Play at Any Age: 5 Tips for Grandkids & Grandparents to Find the Fun

Play at Any Age: 5 Tips for Grandkids & Grandparents to Find the Fun

Play is not just for kids but has an important role for adults and seniors too.  It’s been well-documented that play leads to healthier brain development in children, and it continues to provide benefits through adulthood.  Play is the act of doing something for its own sake, for pleasure and enjoyment and not for an outcome.  Can you think of the last time you played?

Here at Mon Ami…

5 Tips for Seniors Starting a Memoir

5 Tips for Seniors Starting a Memoir

Oral history projects leave a crucial legacy for family, friends, and communities. Many of the families we work with at Mon Ami love to spend this time reflecting. But the biggest barrier is often, where do I start? Particularly for people with early- or mid-stage dementia, whether from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or other conditions, the task can seem impossible. But everyone with communication has stories to tell. These tips can make the project much easier.

1.      Find a buddy…