Help me entertain him ... senior stroke version
September 25, 2013 9:18 AM Subscribe
So, the end result of my previous question
was a stroke a week later after the warfarin was readjusted. His stroke presented in an atypical manner, so was not treated with clot busting drugs (a decision I concurred with at the time, due to the Doctors reasoning - and we have since discussed it and are on same page with his care). Mostly it's just been a whole bunch of bad luck, so we go on from here. So, I need suggestions for games to play and tasty treats to prepare for Mr. B, details below.
posted by batikrose to health & fitness (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Mr. B has spent his life as a musician and entertainer; and entertains with stories where ever he goes. Now he can barely speak, and may or may not ever play music again. His right side is fully paralyzed - his dominant hand. It is also difficult for him to swallow. To help him deal with this, I spend a lot of time at the hospital and want to keep him active. He has a Kindle to read with, and a DVD player to watch movies. I'd like to play games with him, and would love suggestions for appropriate board games. Right now, he doesn't want anything that requires too much heavy thinking, and no word games for now. We have Blockus and Sorry. What else can he easily play with one non-dominant hand on a hospital tray?
Also, he can only eat pureed foods, and the hosp serves the same thing twice a day (roast beef, potatos, vegies). What are some tasty things I can fix and puree for him? I know, anything can be pureed .. but what taste combinations would be particularly good? And what would be the best way to thicken coffee so he can have a few spoonfuls?
Thanks so much for your help on this, it's a week in and he is so bored. (also, T.V. is not an option.)