Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’sActivities Ideas Center
Old Sayings or Adages
What you need:
A prepared list of sayings (or a good memory for old adages)
What to know:
- Finishing sentences from prompts can feel good, and using well-worn adages that are deeply embedded in memory makes it easy.
- Start by bringing up a complete old saying: "A penny saved is a penny earned." Talk about what that means. This can be a wonderful jumping-off point about saving money, living through the Depression, piggy banks, and so on.
- You can couch this activity as a game or make it more naturally part of conversation: "I thought of this old saying but I can't remember how the whole thing goes, do you know it?" Or, "What's that old saying you used to tell me when I was a kid? A penny saved is what?"
- Sample sayings:
- "Penny wise and... pound foolish."
- "The early bird catches... the worm."
- "Early to bed, early to rise... makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
- "Pretty is as... pretty does."
- "Seen but not... heard."
- "He who lives by the sword... dies by the sword."
- "The way to a man's heart... is through his stomach."
- "A stitch in time... saves nine."
- "Ask not what your country can do for you... but what you can do for your country."
- "Many hands make... light work."
- "An ounce of prevention is worth... a pound of cure."
- "If you can't say anything nice... don't say anything at all."