Long Word /Short Word
Submitted by Penelope Langan of Samuel Field YMYWHA, Queens,
NY on January 22, 2002
Size: up to 20
Equipment: large board to write on in front of group
Objective: Participants use cognitive skills to identify
Description: Write a very
long word up at the top of a large ""chalk"" board i.e.""PERSONIFICATIONS"".
Have the participants call out new words that can be
made from the long word, using three or more of the letters
(example: person, note, price, etc.). Write them all
down as they're called out and see how many they can
come up with. We've made it to 100 with great excitment.
work with people who have dementia at the beginning
to middle stages. This activity gives everyone a chance
to participate without any individual being put on