Jan 17, 2016 - 10:23 AM
I have worked with many people that have experienced strokes. I had one patient that had the exact same problem as your mom - had a passion for crocheting but could no longer do it. We watched this youtube video that is included in the source and with practice (a lot I might add), used a very large hook and she was able to do it! The hardest part was that she was using her non-dominant hand as well but because she was able to cognitively follow directions, and she eventually figured it out. It gave her a new sense of purpose!
A few other ideas: you could both read the same book and do a "bookclub," reading independently on kindle so pages are easy to turn, books on CD, helping with cooking such as stiring wiping down windows, table, counters, etc do not require fine motor, help plan something: a grand kids party, family event, what you are having for dinner for the week and you write down the list with ingredients, participate in an elderly exercise class at a senior center: all abilities particpate and great interaction, or even speakers and events at the senior centers, get out old photo albums and reminisce
Wishing you the best!
Jan 19, 2016 - 10:27 AM
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