Memory Jogging Puzzles were developed specifically for elderly patients with special needs, seniors with dementia and people in stroke recovery. They were designed to meet both their physical and mental needs.
Small, easy wooden puzzles with thick large pieces were designed for easy handling; to keep puzzle and puzzle pieces visible and within reach for less frustration.
Memory Exercise & Brain Exercise
These wooden jigsaw puzzles with fewer pieces are easier to handle encouraging participation. Memory Jogging Puzzles are cognitive activities used to rebuild problem solving or thinking skills. They meet elderly, seniors with dementia & stroke patients physical and mental needs.
These problem solving activities stimulate elderly minds, memories and awaken emotions.
Fun, familiar pictures encourage elderly patients with memory loss and elderly with disabilities to participate in activities. Memory Jogging Puzzles large piece puzzles are mind-stimulating activities used for brain exercise and cognitive therapy that encourage elderly patients to think, participate and socialize.
Their adult age appropriate themes encourage participation, socializing and build self-confidence.
Did you know. . . #1 need and desire in caring for our elderly, patients are Age appropriate adult activities.
You’re asking How?
Dr. Mitchell Slutzky says it best…
“Your puzzles do indeed show some promise, due to the fact that they engage persons with their emotional and recognition memory, but then rely upon “here and now” problem-solving skills.” Mitchell Slutzky, Ph.D., Clinical Geropsychologist, NY
Large Piece Puzzles for people with dementia and those in stroke recovery.
You will find these large piece puzzles with few pieces remove frustrations and intimidation’s, making the care of people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and those with special needs more meaningful and beneficial.
Puzzle size & number of pieces does make a difference!
There isn’t ONE stage of Alzheimer’s or Dementia and we should not expect everyone to fit into ONE category when it is time for their cognitive therapy, brain exercise and memory exercise.
Completing the puzzle no matter the size builds self confidence.
I paid special attention to the small details important to elderly with shaky hands and stroke victims with limited mobility. Puzzle size & shape should be determined by Alzheimer’s, Dementia & Stroke Patients physical needs.
Each puzzle piece of Memory Jogging Puzzles is determined by user level or stage in Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia care and elderly patients with disabilities.
These memory puzzles have unique interesting cuts and have been tested by seniors, those with Alzheimer, dementia and stroke patients with huge success
If you aren’t sure which level or stage your loved one is in, start with easy 6 piece puzzle for middle stage of Alzheimer’s Dementia, it has large chunky puzzle pieces.
One thing for sure 1 size puzzle does NOT meet everyone’s needs.
Puzzles being used for brain training and rebuilding problem solving skills should be designed for different stages or levels of patients.
Memory Jogging Puzzles large piece puzzles remove intimidation and encourage participation because the size of the puzzle and thick, large puzzle pieces.
Thick large pieces are very beneficial to elderly with shaky hands and men with large hands. These features encourage participation not frustration.
Elderly patients are not overwhelmed by size of puzzle (6×8″) or number of pieces.
Emotional Connection to The Saturday Evening Post
These large piece puzzles automatically pull elderly patients into a familiar, comfort zone and they reach out to connect and participate in their brain exercise.
Memory Jogging Puzzles
6 piece puzzle
6 piece puzzle with large thick pieces recommended for people in middle to late stage of Alzheimer’s Disease, people with memory loss and those in stroke recovery.
12 piece puzzle
12 piece puzzle with thick large pieces recommended for people in early to middle stage of Alzheimer’s Disease, memory loss and stroke recovery.
20 piece puzzle
20 piece puzzle with thick large pieces recommended for elderly to early signs of memory loss.
The Saturday Evening Post was a very popular magazine in your loved ones era and still available today. Memory Jogging Puzzles themes are replicas of the actual covers from The Saturday Evening Post Collection.
It is amazing how elderly patients recall The Saturday Evening Post and Norman Rockwell.
Large Piece Puzzles help rebuild problem solving skills.
Wooden Puzzles | Easy Puzzles
Memory Jogging Puzzles large piece puzzles are wooden, 1/4″ thick for easy handling, picking up puzzle pieces and putting them into place. Large piece puzzles are used in cognitive therapy to help rebuild problem solving skills, improve memory, motivate participation and build self-confidence.
Remember: It is not about how big the task or how quickly the task is completed, it is completing the task in their time.
Did you know Old Habits may be restored in Alzheimer, Dementia and Stroke patients?
Most elderly have put puzzles together in their earlier years and this process is stored in their long term memory. This memory can be recalled with a little assistance and patience.
Some elderly patients recall right away what to do; others need a little guidance and more time.
It is important to start with large piece puzzle you feel your loved one can handle easily and introduce a puzzle with more pieces after they successfully handle the first one.
Activity Directors suggest 15 to 20 minutes for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Activities, after that amount of time, elderly patients get tired, lose focus and interest.
5-10 minutes often, is better for everyone.
These fun brain games of easy puzzles have been proven to rebuild cognitive skills, awaken memories, emotions and stimulate conversation.
Just wanted to let you know how much my mother enjoyed “The Saturday Evening Post” puzzle – and more than once… she meets each piece assemblage with a “slap me 5” and ear-to-ear grin!
I’ve yet to keep her interested in the Hats & Bonnets card game but continue to try – she has responded with “OOooooh that’s nice!” to the pretty pink and purple women’s hats, however.
Thanks again, Sheila McCormack
I was thinking of your mother and the hats game. She has given you great hints on what she likes.
You are in control of the game.
If I were you, I would. . .
1) take the pairs of pink & blue hat cards she likes, plus 2 or 3 random cards (nonMatching).
2) put one of hats she like plus 1 or 2 random hats, on table, hats are facing up in front of her. (I wouldn’t do face down, let her succeed in finding the match).
3) hand her the matching hat of one you placed on table and ask her to find the other one.
You can add to the cards when she finds the matching one, or make the ones on the table matching none you hand her.
If she has trouble, point out details of the one you hand her.
Thank you again, I’m glad your mother likes her puzzle. takeCare.karen
PS: Sheila, very special lady, is an in home caregiver for her mother.
Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Games are the bridge to your loved one.
“Memory jogging puzzles are widely accepted as brain exercises that can help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain degradation problems.” The key though …from Geron Guide