Exercise No.14
"What is your favourite food?"


Exercise name:

What is your favourite food?

Which cognitive area is it related to?

fine motor skills, Image memory, Motor memory, Tactile awareness, Tactile memory

Description of the exercise:

The tiles are placed on the table. People with Alzheimer observe every each of them, touches them. The caregiver hides them in a bad o rounder a cloth, then the child names the chosen tile before putting it out.
The game could be complicated by memorizing the colours of every single object.
It demands gradual memorization, firstly 3 objects, then 4, 5 up to 8
Who is the game for – The game is suitable for professionals in a day center and residential service, as well as for a family caring for a loved one with dementia. It is suitable for people with moderate to advanced dementia.
Necessary materials – pre-made tiles with models of different foods, which are colored and embossed.

Preliminary – Place the materials in the Memory Box. Make sure there is enough material in the Memorial Box for all participants if working in a group. Prepare a sheet of paper and a pen (pencil) to write
Participants – This game is individual but can be played in groups of up to 6 participants. The moderator or caregiver only explains the rules and helps if necessary. It is very suitable for families caring for their loved ones but can also be used for long-term care in day and resident services.
Location – Choose a quiet place where the person with dementia and the person around you feel comfortable, e.g., around a dining table or coffee table where materials can be spread. There must be enough light. Make sure the person with dementia has taken glasses or other aids such as a hearing aid so that you can communicate.
Presentation – explain what you will do together, in a calm and fun way.
Make sure the person with dementia understands the idea – you will talk about your favorite food.
Ask questions
1. What is the taste ………………
2. What is the smell ………………..
3. Who prepares it …………………….
4. Where were you when you ate it ……….
5. Tell us about the most pleasant memory related to food …………
6. Tell a funny story about food ……………..

Finally, read the stories told.
Congratulate all of the players for the nicely done job!
Put the materials in the box and arrange to return to this game in time.

How can this model be used at home and in residential care/nursing homes?

The model can be used as a tool to exercise short-term memory through food.

What benefits can be obtained with its use?

Tactile and visually memorization, recognition and naming, memorizing the correct direction of writing of numbers, imagination, memory, concentration.

Technical specification of the model





Colour (One piece one colour):

Any color

Suitable dimensions for its use in the classroom (MM):


Should the piece be resistant or be subjected to stress?


Should it be printed during meeting with person with dementia, before or after?


Do you have to paint the model?


Number of pieces of which the model is composed:

8 tiles with 8 objects regarding food

Ensemble type if necessary (slot, clip, screwed ...)


Accuracy and definition required. (Quality) Low, mid or High.



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Good luck!