4. Care at home > Self help

Self help

3) Mental leisure activities

Mental leisure activities can also be graded and may help as an alternative or to compliment therapeutic goals. For example, word searches can help with visual scanning to the affected side.

Some examples of mental activities which can be adapted.
A pile of booksReading/listening to talking books. Music – listening, watching a live performance, playing an instrument, singing. Clapper boardFilms – cinema, DVD, family recordings.( this could help with memory or concentration)
Sudoku puzzlePuzzles, sudoku, crosswords, electronic games (this could help with hand /eye coordination, memory or sequencing tasks) Paint paletteCrafts, making cards, painting. (easy to do at home and can be stopped if the person gets fatigued) Playing cardsBoard games/card games ( easy to play with one hand)