Best Large Piece Puzzles for Elderly, Dementia & Stroke Patients| Easy Puzzles

Elderly with Alzheimer’s Dementia and Stroke Patients need thick large piece puzzles for easy handling; Fewer pieces to complete puzzle experiencing the good feeling of success.

Jigsaw puzzles in 3 different sizes to meet individual needs of elderly patients: 6 piece puzzles for middle stages of Alzheimer’s Dementia, 12 piece puzzles for early – middle stages of Alzheimer Dementia & stroke patients; and 20 piece puzzle for elderly. Simple puzzles for dementia patients with thick large pieces are fun and familiar.

One size puzzle cannot and does not meet everyone’s needs in beneficial Cognitive Therapy for our elderly patients.

These jigsaw puzzle games are replicas of The Saturday Evening Post Magazine from elderly patients era. Elderly are eager to touch these familiar images and participate in puzzle activity, meeting their emotional needs. These simple puzzles are made of wood have thick large pieces for easy handling, picking up pieces and putting into place meeting elderly patients physical needs.

They are easier to handle than thin cardboard/chipboard pieces which are difficult for many elderly to pick up and handle.

“Good for reminiscing and conversation. This will make visiting dad much easier, it will give me something to do with him. It’s very difficult sometimes, not knowing what to do when I visit”. Feedback from Alzheimer’s Conference 2008

These qualities are advantages to encourage your loved one to complete the puzzle and experience a feeling of success. The Saturday Evening Post Puzzles, also called Memory Puzzles are wonderful activities for elderly patients and those with disabilities because they have been designed to specifically meet their mental and physical needs.

These fun brain activities of easy puzzles have been proven to stimulate cognitive or problem solving skills, awaken memories and emotions. Plus, encourage participation and conversation.

Memory Jogging Puzzles are a welcoming activity with real life illustrations giving your loved one and family a fun moment in time. These puzzle themes are replicas of The Saturday Evening Post Magazine from your parents era. Your mother and father most likely played with wooden puzzles when they were younger. Most elderly remember The Saturday Evening Post and Norman Rockwell.

Grandchildren love to interact with grandpa and grandma with Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Exercise Cards, and it doesn’t have to be a holiday.

These replica magazine covers of The Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell illustrations and date the cover was published triggers memories. The cost of the magazine at that time 5cents stimulates questions by the little ones.

It is a wonderful time when grandparents open up and express memories (long term memories) that have been buried for a long time.

Memory Jogging Puzzles, Little Spooner's - Norman Rockwell puzzle, thick large piece puzzles, alzheimer's, dementia activities

Norman Rockwell – Little Spooner’s 1926 ©SEPS
Memory Jogging Puzzle: 6 piece wooden large piece puzzle, recommended for middle stage Alzheimer’s, Dementia

The Saturday Evening Post themes featuring Norman Rockwell and Sarah Stilwell Weber are one of a kind. The Post was a very popular magazine in your loved ones era and still available today.

Their storytelling illustrations are age appropriate with jaw-dropping power. Fun and family oriented, they automatically pull Alzheimer’s, Dementia patients, seniors and elderly into a familiar comfort zone and want to touch the puzzles ever so gently.

You will find these activities of thick large piece puzzles with few pieces remove frustrations and intimidation, making the care of people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and stroke patients more meaningful and beneficial.

“These Brain exercises and Memory exercises are beneficial because patients use emotional and recognition memory, in addition to their problem solving skills”. Mitchell Slutzky, Ph.D., Clinical Geropsychologist, NY

“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

During research I interviewed Activity Directors and caregivers across USA. I listened and heard their patients needs and frustrations. Their needs became my guidelines, features and benefits.

Did you know. . . #1 need and desire in caring for our elderly, people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia is Age appropriate adult activities. My #1 reason for making these activities of puzzles and memory exercise card games.

I am offering you the best puzzle activities used in cognitive therapy for people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Stroke patients.

Something to remember. . . Most of our elderly are familiar with wooden jigsaw puzzles and many have put large cardboard puzzles together in their younger days.

Did you know Old Habits may be restored in Dementia and Alzheimer patients?

Mary held the pieces in her hands, adjusting each knob on it’s edge, then flat, intensely, testing each opening.

Memory Tip: Some patients recall right away what to do, while others need a little guidance and more time. It is important to start with a puzzle you feel your loved one can handle easily and introduce a puzzle with more pieces after they can successfully handle the first one.

Sometimes the residents freeze up and give up if they are being watched too closely. Have you ever noticed that?

These Incredible Jigsaw Puzzles are 1/4″ thick, made of wood just like the ones your loved one worked on years ago. Trust me, thick large pieces are much easier to pick up than thin cardboard/chipboard pieces, thin pieces can be very frustrating and challenging for elderly to pick up and handle.

~I’m also pleased with the quality of the cards and the puzzles. I’ve noticed in recent times that, because my mother has arthritis, it’s harder for her to grip things.

So, the fact that the cards are on very thick stock and the puzzle pieces are thicker wooden pieces will make it much easier for her.~

Dawn W – Jamaica

Alzheimer’s Puzzles

Memory Jogging puzzles developed three levels of Alzheimer’s puzzles 6 piece puzzle for middle stages, 12 piece puzzle for early to middle stages and 20 piece puzzle for seniors, elderly to early onset dementia.

If you aren’t sure which level or stage your loved one is in, start with easy 6 piece puzzle for middle stages of Alzheimer’s Dementia, it has large chunky puzzle pieces.

Memory Jogging Puzzles are powerful activities and effective cognitive exercise being used as Alzheimer’s Puzzles, Cognitive Therapy, Brain Games, Dementia Therapy, Stroke Therapy, Alzheimer Activities, Dementia Activities and Memory Exercise Games for seniors and elderly patients in home and in care centers.

Remember: It’s not about how big or how quickly the task, puzzle or game is completed, it is about completing the task in their time.

{Hi Karen,

I left the last two puzzles for my mother and sister in Japan to work on. According to my sister, my mother enjoys them very much.

While I was there (usually, 6 weeks at a time), I could also tell she loved to play, while looking at beautiful nice pictures unlike childish cartoon pictures that are common for bigger piece puzzles commercially available – and even that, there aren’t too many available.

My mother has Parkinson’s, tripled with other debilitating chronic illnesses which immobilized her to the chair and bed. Her dementia has been progressing for some time.

You are right about giving some logical hints and guide in aiding players to get a sense of where pieces might position. My sister’s hints are: where do you think the feet should be located, etc.!

Thank you for the wonderful products, I will look forward to receiving the new ones.

Sincerely, Miho}

PS: Miho was wondering why there wasn’t a paper picture with the puzzles for reference.

During testing of puzzles with activity directors prior to testing with patients, I asked about pictures included with puzzles.

Their response: Because there were few pieces, they did not think pictures were necessary. Activity Directors wanted the user or patient to stimulate their cognitive thinking, look at the shapes and colors. And, they were right.

Thinking process: You must observe and think about the correct spot each puzzle piece belongs and then put the piece in correctly. You must think about the shape of the piece, color etc. If it doesn’t fit, you must look again at the piece and start thinking process over.

This process or task called thinking or problem solving is automatic to most of us, but many times it is a huge process and decision for those with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and seniors with dementia.

Sometimes this memory process has been forgotten and needs to be stimulated in seniors with dementia and elderly. These adult age appropriate jigsaw puzzles and memory games have been simplified and are the solution to this problem.

One size puzzle does NOT meet everyone’s needs.

Best Jigsaw Puzzle activities for Cognitive stimulation in Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Stroke patients have fewer, thick large pieces. Thin cardboard/chipboard puzzle pieces are difficult for elderly patients and elderly with disabilities. Large puzzles with many pieces are out of the question.

Memory Jogging Puzzles designed Different size easy puzzles for Different stages of memory loss patients for patients to enjoy completing their puzzle.

These puzzles are available in 3 different sizes for different levels meeting patients needs.

I know what it feels like when your loved one has Alzheimer’s, Dementia or suffered a stroke and now disabled. And, I know how difficult it is, to watch mom or dad’s cognitive abilities decline. And, oh do I know… how sometimes you feel helpless.

Play Memory Puzzles & Memory Games

Our Wants & Needs. . .

We want & need activities to slow down cognitive decline and improve mom and dads quality of life.

We want & need activities for brain exercise and memory exercise to help rebuild our loved ones thinking skills.

 We want & need activities for our loved one to do more than entertain.

We want & need activities used for cognitive therapy to be fun and beneficial.

We want & need jigsaw puzzles for elderly patients to be age appropriate and not to difficult encouraging participation.

We want & need jigsaw puzzle pieces to be thicker and larger than small cardboard/chipboard pieces. Puzzles with thick large pieces are easier to handle and easier to pick up and put into place… less frustrating.

We want & need memory exercise cards/games to be played at patients level, not too difficult causing elderly patients not to play games.

We want & need to stimulate mom or dads mind, emotions and conversation.

Memory Jogging Puzzles used for Cognitive Therapy for Alzheimer’s, Dementia & Stroke patients have these qualities & advantages

We want & need to build good memories while interacting with our loved ones.

All of us including activity directors across USA and other countries want and need beneficial activities to rebuild problem solving skills and memory exercise for mom, dad, elderly, seniors in Alzheimer’s Dementia Care and stroke patients.

Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Exercise Card Games meet our wants and needs for elderly patients.

Head-Shaking Results

If you want your loved one to enjoy their activities and stimulate their cognitive or problem solving skills, memories and emotions, Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Exercise Cards are the solution.

• Your loved one will experience “a fun moment in time”.

• You will see smiles and participation.

• Your loved one will experience a good feeling of accomplishment when completing puzzle or card games.

• When working with jigsaw puzzles or memory exercise cards are a routine exercise, you will see improvement in cognitive skills or their problem solving skills.

• You will notice their hands relaxing and movements will be smoother.

• You will notice socializing.

You will also have a good feeling being the bearer of these great gifts.

I know dealing with Alzheimer’s, Dementia or stroke patients can be difficult for you, caregiver and your family. I understand the whirlwind of frustrations you are going through.

My mother suffered many strokes, disabled and eventually dementia. Her tears, anger and frustrations are embedded in my memory. If you have witnessed your loved ones frustration, we have something in common. And, I am dedicated to helping you help your loved one enjoy life a little bit more, one piece at a time.

Does your loved one benefit from their Brain Exercise and Memory Games OR do they get frustrated?

• Does your loved one want to participate?

• Does your loved one get frustrated and give up?

• Do you see smiles and hands reaching for puzzle games or do you see tears and hear I don’t want to do this anymore?

My mother’s needs in the form of activities were never met.

She was frustrated because she wanted to do activities, but her physical disabilities made it difficult. And back then, they just had. . . activities, designed for everyone, despite their illness or disabilities to use… does this sound familiar? Your loved one is very fortunate with the different levels of activities to choose from.

Best Activities for Alzheimer’s, Dementia & stroke patients will stimulate cognitive skills, memories and emotions. How?

It’s in the Frosting!

Large piece puzzle Ring Around Rosie by Sarah Stilwell Weber available 6 pc, 12 pc & 20 piece wooden puzzles

Ring Around Rosie
Sarah Stilwell Weber
©SEPS 1919

Large piece puzzle Soda Jerk by Norman Rockwell available 6 pc, 12 pc & 20 piece wooden puzzles

Soda Jerk
Norman Rockwell
©SEPS 1953

Jogging Puzzles activities capture attention, motivate participation and stimulate conversation. And, at the same time, while putting the puzzle together they are getting brain exercise, hand eye coordination AND stimulating problem solving skills… Can you ask for more?

Like frosting on a cake, The Saturday Evening Post themes are frosting on Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Exercise Cards.

The cake is edible without the frosting, but watch their eyes light up with the frosting.

The frosting makes cake a more enjoyable experience.

You will get the same reaction with Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Exercise Cards or Memory Games. See all themes

Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Exercise Card 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 }

Keep in mind people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and stroke patients can not or do not always express themselves. I would like to share with you, what I have learned along the way. Signals 2 Watch 4 It is Free!

The Best Jigsaw Puzzles and Memory Exercise Games used as activities and therapy for Seniors, Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Stroke patients should meet both physical and mental needs of elderly patients and those with disabilities.

Puzzles and games used for Alzheimer’s, Dementia activities should be tested by Alzheimer’s, Dementia and stroke patients patients prior to offering them for sale.

Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Exercise Cards/Games for Alzheimer’s, Dementia Activities were tested by Alzheimer’s, Dementia patients, and elderly with positive results.

Putting jigsaw puzzles together is a familiar, fun activity many elderly did when they were younger and as adults. But unfortunately, some people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia have forgotten what to do with a puzzle.

Many elderly are familiar with The Saturday Evening Post and Norman Rockwell, in other words they grew up together, they were a part of their lifestyle. . . an old friend and familiar which gives you a jump start.

We can’t cure Alzheimer’s or Dementia, but I can help you give your loved one “a fun moment in time”.

Interesting Testimony!

If you want your loved to enjoy their activity time, remove frustration and disappointment, I urge you to take the first step, and See entire collection.

Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Exercise Card Games are Excellent Choices while visiting or caring for mom or ‪‎dad at home or in care center.

Rush Memory Clinic, Chicago, IL
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

“I have recently had the pleasure of seeing the Memory Jogging Puzzles. Karen Miller has created these Norman Rockwell – Saturday Evening Post inspired puzzles for Dementia’s Disease patients to enjoy, while exercising their brain, what a great idea!.

These puzzles are beautifully crafted. Each one could serve as coffee-table décor, but they are highly functional pieces that not only entertain but serve the greater purpose of helping memory challenged adults with maintaining memory.

I am planning to order a few of the puzzles for our patients in the Rush Memory Clinic to enjoy while in our waiting area.”

Janie L. Urbanic, MA/LPC, Research Study Supervisor
Rush Memory Clinic – Chicago, IL~

Geron Guide – Beacon to better health for seniors – Article

In a number of studies that looked at the effect of memory training on memory performance, improvements in memory performance have been reported.

In one such research1, the researchers trained a sample of 80-year-old adults twice weekly over a time period of 3 months. Participants were tested on 4 different memory measures before, and immediately after training completion.

The researchers found overall increased memory performance in the experimental group compared to an active control group immediately after training completion. Read full article


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