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Beating Cabin Fever with Games and Puzzles for Seniors

Caring.com has some suggestions for seniors suffering from cabin fever.

1. Crossword Puzzles

Crossword puzzles have been shown to improve brain function and memory retention in the elderly. Crosswords come in a huge variety for all levels of experience. Novice puzzlers might enjoy a book of themed-crossword puzzles, like Disney or TV Guide. For the expert puzzle connoisseur, you could print out the daily puzzle from the New York Times or other paper!

2. Large-Piece Jigsaw Puzzles

These games let seniors work on spatial reasoning, motor skills, and pattern recognition. They are an excellent and efficient use of mental skill. Several puzzle purveyors have games designed for users with visual impairment as well.

3. Online Games

Your dad loved chess when he was younger: why not introduce him to the online version? Your mom can finish the paper's daily sudoku in ten minutes, so she'd love the challenge of similar puzzles online! There is a treasure trove of logic and other games that seniors can enjoy for free online.

Caring.com lists several more ideas for entertaining your loved one during winter months. Keep your eyes peeled, and you'll discover endless possibilities to help your elderly loved one beat the winter blues!

For further information, read more at Caring.com here

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