The unique design of the Rainbow Bingo game has adaptations to allow use by people of varying levels of ability. For example, colors are used instead of numbers so it is less complex. Two levels of play are included:
High level of play involves hearing and seeing the bingo call through use of the visual cue cards to aid memory. For example, "B Blue".
Middle level of play involves matching the large, colored chips to a matching colored circle on the middle level playing card.
Games can be played together with people of different levels of cognitive ability, each with the appropriate playing card. Set includes laminated cards (4 high level and 3 middle level), pawns, large chips, calling cards, and user guide explaining uses for all MindStart activity levels
Therapist tip: Game style activities are good done in small groups at a round table where players can see each other. They provide cognitive stimulation to patients by stimulating the brain to: match; find and identify patterns; use the finger's motor skills; communicate with others. In Alzheimer and dementia care, it not does matter how the game is played or who wins or loses; the fun of engaging in the game is what's important.