Using all the senses each day in a variety of ways is good for the body and good for the mind! Sharpen Your Senses Cards are an excellent tool for individuals or groups to use to engage the brain through the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. Developed by author and memory-loss specialist Kristin Einberger, each of the 120 activity cards features a sensory question that will stimulate participants' imaginations, memories, critical thinking, and social and communication skills. Activity staff in community programs, adult day centers, assisted living communities, or long-term care settings will find the cards useful and engaging for both large and small groups. Individuals can enjoy Sharpen Your Senses Cards independently, and children can easily participate in intergenerational activities with them.
Kristin Einberger has worked with older adults for 30 years, most of it with people with cognitive impairment. In the last few years, she has focused her time on early memory loss. She developed and facilitated two social day programs for people experiencing early memory loss and assisted in starting another. Currently, she facilitates one of these programs in Fairfield, California. She is also the program coordinator for a senior day program in Northern California.
Kristin has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences, including the Alzheimer’s Association, Brookdale Foundation, American Society on Aging, and the California Council for Adult Education. She has partnered with Janelle Sellick to author a technical manual for the Brookdale Foundation on Creating an Early Memory Loss Program. In addition, she has written an activity card set titled Sharpen Your Senses. Kristin has also written many articles on the same subject
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