We have many different programs in our memory Care Unit. Our residents are affected in varying degrees by dementia, but they still enjoy a full range of activities. Playing with the parachute is very popular-- put 3 soft small balls in the center and ask them to try to keep them on the parachute. We do various different exercise programs, and there is at least one every day. Our residents like to think up songs to sing to familiar movements like Row Row your boat or If You're Happy and You know It. Or have them pick card from the deck to see how many repetitions of each exercie they must do. We also have cooking club, table games of all sorts, cards (sometimes simplified) and dice games. Try Fly Swatter Volleyball. All you need is cheap fly swatters and a bag of Mylar balloons. The residents can sit in a circle and hit at the balloon both in the air or on the ground. Music programs are also popular -- sing-a-longs, Name that Tune, etc.