Quizzes are a great way to keep the brain engaged and to encourage social interaction. This is one of the reasons why they are such an excellent tool for those in residential care. The best reason however, and the one why we run them at the Chiswick, is that they are always popular.
There will invariably be a quiz taking place somewhere on our premises at least a couple of times a week. The themes and formats vary to keep things fresh with the range of options almost limitless – from word searches, music and proverbs to films, sport and food. Everyone enjoys them but it is surprising how much rivalry they engender.
Sometimes we organise teams and other times quizzers are invited to answer individually. But whatever we offer, concentration is to the fore – unless an avid discussions breaks out – and the sense of triumph is palpable once the winners are announced.