This Ice Cream puzzle has only 12 pieces, an adult-oriented image, and large pieces which are easier to pick up. Puzzles are made of a thick, durable chipboard and are 8" X 10" when complete. Consider for MindStart middle activity level
People with dementia have difficulty with traditional puzzles that have many pieces and detailed images; all the pieces look too similar. MindStart puzzles are unique because the images have simple objects in each image with contrasting colors, making it easier for the person to find pieces that go together. This design feature, along with having less puzzle pieces, allow people with dementia to have the right level of brain stimulation and success.
"Large piece puzzles help people with memory loss due to dementia"
Therapist Tip: Stimulation of the brain occurs when setting jigsaw puzzles as the patient uses visual skills, the skills of problem solving and matching, and coordination of the fingers. The image on the puzzle product can also trigger memories and reminiscence. MindStart puzzles are a form of therapy for adults with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and also head injury, Parkinson's, stroke, or frail elderly who tire easily. Also, the large size of the puzzle pieces help seniors with vision loss, as they can easily see and handle the pieces. The Ice Cream puzzle can stimulate conversation about favorite flavors, ice cream toppings, and common times to eat ice cream.