Chess anyone ?

Many people would be surprised to see people with dementia playing chess. We are not – OK maybe just a little. We have learned not to impose limits on what people with dementia can do. Most often those limits turn out to be in our own minds and not in the minds of people with dementia. We don’t help people to play chess in order to maintain or develop their cognitive skills. This is not therapy and we are not trying to ‘fix a broken machine’. It is much simpler that that: Some people enjoy playing chess and while they enjoy it they should do it!

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