It’s probably been awhile since your elderly loved one with dementia or in stroke recovery has experienced the feeling of success.
To start with, you must be working with a puzzle with special features to enable this experience.
Break down walls and give confidence to their success
Norman Rockwell is from our elderly patients era, and many remember him and The Saturday Evening Post. Elderly are drawn to these timeless illustrations/pictures and anxious to participate over and over. And each time their self-esteem and confidence grows.
6 piece puzzle, 12 piece puzzle, 20 piece puzzle
Memory Jogging Puzzles with large puzzle pieces are available in 3 different sizes:
• 6 piece puzzle for middle stage of dementia
• 12 piece puzzle for early – middle stage of dementia
• 20 piece puzzle for elderly to early onset dementia.
These age appropriate jigsaw puzzles with thick, large puzzle pieces are great for elderly with shaky hands and stroke patients with limited mobility to pick up and put in place.
6 piece wooden puzzle, 12 piece wooden puzzle & 20 piece wooden puzzle enables different level of patients to complete the puzzle and experience the feeling of success, no matter the level or size puzzle they can be successful.
Used routinely help slow down dementia and other brain deterioration disorders affecting our elderly.
The Saturday Evening Post Illustrations Are The Catalyst
The Saturday Evening Post from 1897 to 1963 was one of the most popular magazines for American middle class. Many of our elderly remember the magazine and Norman Rockwell.
Memory Jogging Puzzles are replicas of The Saturday Evening Post Magazine from elderly patients era. Covers featuring Norman Rockwell, One of America’s Favorite Artists, Sarah Stilwell Weber from early 1900’s and other fine artists.
Also called Norman Rockwell Puzzles, Memory Puzzles, The Saturday Evening Post Puzzles
These large piece wooden puzzles are unique, one of a kind, used in brain training and cognitive therapy for elderly, dementia and stroke recovery patients.
Family oriented pictures automatically pull elderly into a familiar comfort zone. They are eager to touch these familiar images and participate in puzzle activity, meeting their emotional needs
Small puzzles with big pieces do not intimidate elderly patients.
Memory Jogging Puzzles with big chunky wooden pieces remove fear, frustration and intimidation. And, meet both physical and mental needs of our elderly with special needs. 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
Tested With Positive Results
Memory Jogging Puzzles are powerful activities because these puzzles were designed to meet both physical and mental needs of dementia and stroke recovery patients.
Targeted towards elderly with limited mobility, to keep puzzle and puzzle pieces visible and within reach.
Proven Effective these large piece puzzles capture dementia and stroke patients attention, stimulate their minds, memories and socializing. They are being used in Dementia Care and Stroke Recovery Therapy throughout USA & other countries.
Memory Jogging Puzzles rated Top 100 Old Age Authority covering memory games, puzzles and dementia.
What do Activity Directors and families want in activities for their elderly loved one with special needs?
• We want desperately to improve our loved ones quality of life.
• We are looking for brain exercise, memory exercise, cognitive activities that will do more than entertain.
• We want jigsaw puzzles, activities and games to be easy to handle.
• We do not want the puzzle or activity to be too difficult causing frustration.
• We want to stimulate mom and dad’s mind, emotions and slow down the cognitive decline.
• All of us, including activity directors across USA and abroad working with elderly, Alzheimer, dementia and stroke recovery patients have the same wants and needs in activities for cognitive therapy.
• You are on the right website.
Memory Jogging Puzzles were tested by elderly, seniors in dementia care and stroke treatment with Positive Results & Patient Satisfaction!
Jigsaw Puzzle size, thickness and shape was determined by Elderly with Specials and those in Stroke Recovery.
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
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 in-home caregiver for her mother.
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