Finish Famous Sayings

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Finishing famous sayings or proverbs can be a fun activity for those in the mild and middle stages of memory loss. Using well-worn adages that are deeply embedded in memory makes it easier, while less common phrases can be more challenging (and fun) for those in the earlier stages of the disease.

You can either make this activity a game, or you can use it as a natural jumping off point for reminiscing. FOr example, you say something like, “What’s that saying you used to tell me when I was a kid? A penny saved is a what?” You can then transition into talking about what the saying means, how it might have started, the importance of saving money, living through the Depression, piggy banks, etc..

For lists of phrases to use, click on any of the links below:

http://www.knowyourphrase.com/

http://www.manythings.org/proverbs/

http://www.phrasemix.com/collections/the-50-most-important-english-proverbs

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/proverbs.html

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