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Engaging Brain Training Activities at West Farm

At Craig Healthcare, we believe in the importance of keeping our residents’ minds as active as their bodies. Recently, our residents at West Farm have enjoyed taking part in a variety of brain training activities designed to stimulate cognitive function and encourage social interaction.

Board games, such as Snakes and Ladders and Scrabble, have become a favourite pastime among our residents and it’s wonderful to see. These classic games are not only enjoyable but also serve as excellent tools for mental exercise. Residents engage in friendly competition, enhancing their memory, strategy skills and even vocabulary through regular gameplay.

Zara Karimi, our manager at West Farm, said: “The concentration and joy on their faces highlight the positive impact of these activities. “These activities really are more than just games, they play a vital role in our holistic approach to care. By incorporating fun and engaging mental exercises into our daily routine, we help our residents maintain cognitive function, boost their mood, and develop a sense of community.”

In addition to board games, residents also participate in other brain-stimulating activities such as puzzles and word games, further contributing to their cognitive wellbeing. These activities not only provide mental stimulation but also offer opportunities for social engagement, making every day enjoyable and meaningful.

What people are saying

  • "I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."

  • "Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."

  • "From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "

  • "This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "

  • "All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."