Many people are afraid to try Sudoku because they hate math, however this task teaches the process of elimination, with Level 1 utilizing shapes rather than numbers. Level 2 progresses into number however it still is super easy with only 16 element with only numbers 1-4 to deduce locations. Level 3 progresses into a grid with the typical amount however with more given answers and more given opportunities to utilize process of elimination technique. I have used this scaffolding approach to teach even those with mild to moderate dementia how to use Sudoku and gave them handouts like this to engage in pastime activities that could possible prevent faster/further decline in cognitive functioning and strengthen reasoning skills. Research shows that the brains of seniors who engaged in mentally stimulating activities were comparable to those of young people in the control group. Older people with the least cognitive stimulation, on the other hand, had brains that more closely resembled those of people with Alzheimer’s. The last page including this EBP and examples of how to document these task in your ST daily notes.