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    • #22272
      Ally
      Keymaster

      Did you know that playing games can benefit people with Parkinson’s?

      Word searches, puzzles, strategy games and even simple 52-card deck games all offer different opportunities for people with PD to work on multitasking, coordination, sequencing, dexterity and working memory — not to mention, they’re fun!

      Listen to this flash briefing of a column by Lori DePorter to learn more about the benefits of game-play for people with Parkinson’s.

      Do you enjoy playing games? Which ones are your favorite and why? Do you notice any positive effects after playing games?

    • #22284
      Jo S.
      Participant

      My husband and I play a card game I love called “Spite and Malice” that takes some strategizing and concentration. I also do Sudoku puzzles and word search puzzles. I’d play more games (chess, backgammon) if my husband liked them as much as I do, but since he doesn’t, these will have to do for now. I also occasionally look for games I can play online, but I prefer in-person ones much more.

      • #22287
        Ally
        Keymaster

        Thanks for replying, Jo! I’m terrible at Sudoku but I know the benefits of that puzzle are incredible. I should give it another go. I’ll have to check out Spite and Malice. Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂

    • #22275

      Jogo cartas, todos os fins de semana e sinto um pouco de alivio, pois não penso na doença, mas sim em conversar com os parceiros e divertir-me.O meu humor melhora consideravelmente.Nos dias de semana, palavras cruzadas, sudoku, leitura de jornais e revistas.Da-me prazer, relaxo.

    • #22288
      Ally
      Keymaster

      Translating for folks who don’t speak Portuguese 🙂

      I play cards every weekend and feel a little relieved because I don’t think about the disease, but about talking to my partners and having fun. My mood improves considerably. On weekdays, crosswords, sudoku, reading of newspapers and magazines. It gives me pleasure, I relax.

      Parece que os jogos são muito benéficos para você, Francisco. Obrigado por compartilhar!

      It sounds like games are very beneficial to you, Francisco. Thank you for sharing! 

    • #22291
      Alan Berry
      Participant

      I have enjoyed word game magazines for many years as well as crosswords. However I find that in the four months or so since diagnosis my skills and memory have declined. I will continue though and try other outlets including absorbing daily news and sports news for discussion with my wife.

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