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Does this sound familiar:

  • I need to spend time with my relative but it is just not very pleasurable

  • I have nothing to do while visiting 

  • I try to have meaningful conversations but that is almost impossible

  • I want to interact but I do not know how

  • I need some tools!

Play to Remember activities make visits easier.

games and activities included in the Talk, Build & Connect Kit

Play to Remember games can help

 The perfect addition to your toolbox!

Easy to Use

Everything you need is at your fingertips

Pull out a game,

Play for 5-10 minutes

Variety of Activities

With six or more actvities in each kit, there is always something to do.

Games can be easily modified to fit various stages and needs.

Enjoy time together

Having things to do make visits easier

Reduce isolation, increase awareness

More positive experiences

What we know to be true -

I know what it feels like to want to connect with someone with dementia because my mother had Alzheimer's disease.  Words no longer worked for her.  She was barely there.  Years after she passed, I realized that simple games and activities, pulled from my early childhood teaching background, would have been effective ways to interact with her. 

That is the purpose of games from Play to Remember.

Phyllis Campbell

When I use these games with dementia clients, I watch them wake up, become alert, smile, make eye-contact.  Some begin to talk more, recall past experiences.  They all become present and in that moment, all is good. 

We make it easy for you!

Plan

Browse the available games and kits.  See how easy they are to use. 

Purchase

Decide on the games that best suit your needs.  

Place an order.

Play

Kits arrive in a convenient tote bag.  Pull out a game and begin playing.  

Playing Card

YOU CAN DO THIS!

At Play to Remember, we know that you want to positively interact with someone who has dementia.  In order to do that, you need to be able to engage them.  The problem is you don't know how and you don't have any tools.  That makes you feel helpless and reluctant to visit.  We believe that you shouldn't have to feel that way.  We understand what it feels like to have nothing to do or talk about for an entire afternoon which is why we provide games and activities that can make interacting with loved ones easier.  

Here's how: 

1.  Check out the available games and kits.  See how easy they are to use and modify.

2. Place an order for the kits that best suit your needs.

3.  When your kit arrives, pull a game from the tote bag and start playing.

It's that simple!

So, order your kit today!  Stop feeling reluctant and start looking forward to creating meaningful moments together.

Our products provide families access to easy-to-use materials, which can be modified for various abilities.  

Activities can be used in any order with no "right or wrong" way to play.

Games are designed as 5-10 minute activities.

Play to Remember offers simple activities for purposeful interactions.

Ideas to jump start activities

"Today We Can . . ." cards provide caregivers a starting point for activity planning.  The set comes with 104 easy and purposeful activities, divided into six categories - Games (cognitive), Building (Small Muscle), Movement (Large Muscle), Art, Life Skills and The Senses.  Simple instructions and ways to modify each activity are included.

$40.00

Full Set of Interactivie Games/Activties to Promote Connections

The Connections Kit provides 13 games/activities in an easy to carry tote, to enhance interactions and remembering.

 

Games included:  Picture/Vocabulary Cards, Concept Cards, Picture Bingo, Write, Draw & Think Worksheets w/plastic sleeve and dry erase marker, Color Creations, What's Behind the Door Game, Pattern Block Designs w/board, Wood Block Designs, Craft Stick Designs, Sort and Classify, Match-Ups!, Color Match/Memory, Fill and Empty Game

$250.00

Smaller Sets of Interactive Games/Activities  

Think and Do! kits provide six games/activities per set with materials focusing on thinking/problem solving, sensory, and small muscle skills. 

 

Set 1 includes: Picture/Vocabulary Cards, Concept Cards, Write, Draw & Think Workshets, Picture Bingo, Magnetic Pattern Blocks with board, CraftSstick Designs.

 

Set 2 includes: Wood Block Designs,  Sort and Classify with tray, Color Match/Memory, Fill and Empty Game, Match-Ups!

$130.00/each 

Individual Products

Benefits of Play

“It is the things we play with and the people who help us play that makes a great difference in our lives.” Fred Rogers
Be the person who makes a difference in the life of someone with memory impairment.
Play with someone today!

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Physiological

Play requires movement. Whether large or small, movement creates muscle stimulation, increased blood flow and oxygen to all parts of the body.  The brain becomes more alert and responsive.

Play may improve cognitive function as well as help with problem solving. The immune system may even receive a boost from play.

Emotional

Playing, doing something just for fun, releases endorphins which bring about a sense of well-being. There are no expectations of right or wrong.

Play helps to relive boredom and can bring about a sense of accomplishment.  Manipulating objects and toys can refocus energy and lower stress and anxiety. 
Play makes you feel good!

Social

Adults with dementia spend a great deal of time alone, sitting and waiting. Inactivity can lead to isolation and depression. Playing with others helps promote social interactions.

Being around others who are playful is contagious. Play encourages awareness of people and surroundings. 

Play helps to keep families connected.

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The Play to Remember Story

Making and Keeping Connections

My name is Phyllis Campbell. Play to Remember came about from a combination of my work with special needs children and my mother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. With no appropriate games and few ways to purposefully interact, I watched my mother sit and slip further away each day. I knew I should do more but did not know what to do so I did nothing.

 

Later, as I worked with my preschool children, I realized that the tools and methods I used to help make connections with them were the same materials that could have been used with my mother.

 

I put together simple games and activities that caregivers and family members could have on hand and use throughout the day.   

I missed my opportunity to play with my mother, but I wanted to make certain others do not miss out on their chance to keep connections alive.

                              In memory of my mother,

                             Play to Remember was born!

Caregiver Training

Workshops and More!

Games and materials are important so we can work effectively with people with memory impairments as well as developmental delays.  Without training, the materials do us little good. 

Caregivers (family members and hired workers) can benefit from practicing play techniques.  

Phyllis Campbell offers instruction on how to develop and use various games and activities.  Learn how to play, ways to engage clients and how to modify activities for different dementia and developmental stages. 

Let Phyllis show you how to use materials from around the house for play and remembering.

Workshops can be tailored from general games and activities to specific topics such as sensory activities, art or movement. "Make and Take" workshops are also available. 

Contact Phyllis through playtoremember@gmail.com for more information about fun and informative training.

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Contact

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

719/330-5167