Going through a logic puzzle exercise with a resident helps with out-of-the-box thinking. They're an exciting activity designed to test a person’s ability to use information provided to them, and come up with a logical answer. You have to think outside the box to solve these, to create new solutions, and they can also help to solidify memories for residents in memory care. Any resident can play these games!
Logic puzzles are ideal for older people since they enable lateral thinking and can help to fire up neural pathways that have likely been dormant since retiring.
Just as an example of what these puzzles entail, consider the image of a bus below. Can you figure out which direction the bus is travelling? Hint: the bus is either traveling left or right. This is not a trick question. If you think you have the right answer or you can’t come up with a solution, click here to find out which way this bus is moving!
Here is a resource to find more logic puzzles.
Check out the original idea here.