This puzzle has fewer pieces, an adult-oriented image, and large pieces which are easy to handle. Puzzles are 8.25" X 11" when completed and are made of a thick, durable chipboard. Consider for MindStart high activity level
Traditional puzzles have many pieces and detailed images. All the pieces look the same, making them too difficult and frustrating for
patients with dementia. MindStart puzzle products are unique because
the images have only a few, simple objects in each image, making it
easier for the user to find pieces that go together. For instance in
the Fishing puzzle, the green tackle boxl pieces stand out different from
the orange fishing lure pieces . This design feature, along with having
less puzzle pieces, provides the right amount of difficulty and cognitive stimulation for adults with dementia.
Large piece jigsaw puzzles provide cognitive stimulation for dementia and weakened elderlyTherapist Tip: Setting jigsaw puzzles provides cognitive stimulation to patients, such as: visualizing and determining how the pieces should be oriented and fit together (visual-spatial skills); matching of colors; dexterity of the fingers; and concentration. The puzzle image can also spark memories and conversation. MindStart puzzles are a form of therapy for people with memory loss due to Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, head injury, Parkinson's, stroke, or frail elderly who tire easily; large piece puzzles are also useful for seniors with vision loss. The Sports puzzle can stimulate conversation about favorite sports, favorite teams, and famous players.