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Board Games 4 Dementia

What can board games do for people with dementia?

Board games can help a lot to improve brain health, specifically enhancing a player's memory retention, social, and motor skills (providing you select an appropriate game for your friend / family member). From strategy to memorization games, there are various tabletop experiences for any patient to enjoy.

What is dementia?

Dementia is a disorder that affects a person's ability to carry out everyday activities due to impairments in their memory, behaviour, emotions, or other cognitive functions. It commonly occurs with old age, but is represented by a greater decline in cognitive function than is normally caused by aging, and can also be associated with other diseases such as Parkinson's and HIV. There is no known cure for dementia, but there are many ways to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers.

Why dementia?

Several of the #DOALG team have family or friends with dementia and know all too well the effect this condition can have, not just on those people with the disease, but also on their friends, families, and caregivers.

We've fundraised for Dementia UK, the most prominent UK charity working against the condition, who provide dementia specialist Admiral Nurses across the country. But we want to go a bit further, by getting real board games into homes and institutions where people with dementia live. So we've been talking with our friends & colleagues in the gaming community about getting real games into homes where the board game selection is limited, or they might not have any board games at all.

How can I donate?


If you wish to donate us games for the scheme please email and we will be more than happy to accept the donation providing they are games suitable to the scheme. Not all games are suitable.

Some of the amazing companies to donate to our scheme so far..

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