Easy light exercise may be needed when physical and mental abilities have been lost

Try: Play a tossing game or batting game a balloon may be better than a ball because it is easier to hit and moves more slowly requiring arms to be raised longer and increasing the time of muscle activity use a balloon when severe stroke dementia or slow reflexes are present use a hand pump to inflate a balloon at least nine inches wide large balloons and hand pumps are often sold at party supply stores involve several people the games tracking the ball aids mental alertness

Materials: Large balloon or light small to medium-sized ball hand pump for balloon

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Good Vision, So-So Vision, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory, College

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