Caretaker Stories: What’s a Solon?

Research has shown that one great thing you can do to keep your mind sharp is play games. Crossword puzzles, sudoku, logic problems, and more — they’re all good for your brain. My grandmother — who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease — resists many of the brain workouts we encourage her to do. One thing she’s always loved is playing Scrabble. Lucky for us, Scrabble is a good way to engage the brain… so we can get her to play on a daily basis. The last time I was home for a visit, I sat down for a Scrabble game with … Continue reading

Scrapbooking around the House

I’m a firm believer in using what you have, and scrapping what you love. I’m a Scrabble addict. Those of you who see me logged on at 2 a.m. are more than likely seeing me playing a game at the Internet Scrabble Club. I love words, and anything to do with them. My wise mother got us started on the game when we were young, and most of us have continued with it. It’s a vocabulary builder and it’s a strategy game. There is some luck involved, but it’s mostly skill. It’s something the whole family can enjoy; well, except … Continue reading