What are your top 3 favorite brain teasers, puzzles and games?

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What the heck is this all about? I spend so much time surfing the net in order to learn new things and to help keep me sharp. So, I’ve not paid much attention to the blog’s host  — WordPress. I certainly am not a good computer geek and have struggled to learn how to blog half decently. I just discovered that there is a feedback page for each blogger of his/her stats. One of them is how many people clicked on the blog to read it. Take a look at the chart. It has no rhyme nor reason to it. The pattern of the number of clicks from January 20 to the present just doesn’t make any good sense to me. One day it’s way down and then it suddenly jumps to a high number. And I don’t see a correlation between the contents of each post day to day and the number of clicks. Just another one of those mysterious things in life. The internet never ceases to amaze me…

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Enough for today. Enjoy voting!

Warmly………David

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“A Reality Jolt” or “Go with the Flow?” And a little of Sudoku

Barbara submitted the following yesterday:

Validate reality: “we have to constantly remind them of reality.”…..I had training in dealing with Dementia but it was conflicting info that I received. One teacher would tell us to “go with the flow” with whatever the elder was thinking or doing–that to jolt them back to reality would only confuse them further or scare them. The other teacher taught us the above method–validate the reality. So, which is correct???

I think this has been a controversial topic over the years. Remember that the article yesterday is only the author’s opinion.

I’ve always been taught to try to get the demented individual back to reality. Here’s what Pam, Chad and I have agreed to:

Whenever I seem to be off base, they will try to correct me and tell me the “real” thing. If I accept it, then wonderful. But if I seem to become argumentative, then they will just let me go with my thoughts which tend to cause all of us less stress. The exception is anything that would cause me or others to be in danger.

Everyone is different and there are always situations which are different. My opinion is to do what is in the best interest of the individual first followed by what is in the best interest of the caregiver second.

 

Let’s sudoku today. This is a very EASY one. Here’s a step-by-step Soduko TUTORIAL!  Print today’s puzzle and follow along with the tutorial.

 

 

 

 

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Warmly………David

Tired of Sudoku? Want some ‘Square Wisdom’? Want to KenKen? Learn How Today!

 

I positively intend to slow down the progression of my Lewy Body Dementia in anyway possible. And Brain Training is one of those ways!

Do you have Alzheimer’s disease? Have vascular dementia? Another type of dementia? A caregiver? Are you a baby boomer  (a term used to describe a person who was born during the Post-World War II baby boom between 1946 and 1964). If so, then there is another brain trainer called KenKen.

It was invented by a Japanese mathematics teacher Tetsuya Miyamoto, innovator of the theory “The Art Of Teaching Without Teaching”, as an ‘instruction-free’ method of training the brain and was later published in The Times in March 2008.  

Here’s a link for some easy down to earth instructions on how to play KenKen.  

Want some free KenKen puzzles and the solutions? Go to Reader’s Digest and download them for free! I almost forgot. Here is a free KenKen calculator!

 

David

A sample KenKen problem along with the solution

Example of a KenKen Problem

                                                                     

The Answer to the KenKen Problem Shown Above
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