Puzzles for the Elderly with Dementia and Alzheimer's
Puzzles for those living with dementia and early, middle and late stage Alzheimer's provide patients with mental stimulation. Puzzles for the elderly with dementia provide comfort and potentially ease some of the symptoms of the disease. Since Alzheimer’s disease deteriorates the brain, patients and loved ones need cognitive stimulation to help keep the brain engaged and active.
At The Alzheimer’s Store, we sell a variety of dementia puzzles for mental stimulation so caregivers can choose one that best fits the needs of their patient based on their interest and the progression of the disease.
Those who are in the middle stages of dementia or any form of memory loss may benefit from a 24-piece puzzle, while those in more advanced stages or those with limited hand coordination may benefit from a simple wooden puzzle. We also sell puzzles that make sounds for additional cognitive stimulation.
Many seniors with dementia are more focused and less agitated while solving problems and overcoming obstacles on their own. Therapeutic puzzles provide a sense of control. Those with Alzheimer’s should have an outlet that allows them to take care of something on their own, without feeling the need for a caregiver.
At the Alzheimer's Store, we listen to Activity Directors as to what makes for the best puzzles for memory care residence. Finding materials that can easily be wiped clean, have precise fitting interlocking edges and that come in various sizes and themes are key. Puzzles need to be easy on the eye and show familiar scenes. Those with certain memory loss can still recognize religious and holiday themes as well as scenes of the season. Puzzles with familiar landmarks, pets or animals are very popular along with those puzzles that make recognizable sounds when the last piece is put into place. This brings a sense of accomplishment and definite joy to the user!