Country Mill is a 36 piece puzzle in Springbok's Puzzles to Remember series. Designed for those who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease, the extra large pieces allow for easy gripping and minimize the frustration caused by regular-sized pieces. The artwork is chosen for its beauty, and is a sharp contrast to other puzzles with a similar piece count designed for children. Many customers value these puzzles for not only the aforementioned reasons, but also as a source of comfort, joy and as a way to connect with a loved one. Puzzle measures 18" x 23.5" when complete. Artwork by Dennis Lewan.
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Madelaine Y - San Jose, CA
Our seniors with Alzheimer's like this theme as it can be applicable to both men & women and it helps them talk about some of their memories. The # of pieces is perfect too.
Marie - Knoxville TN
I work with seniors who have dementia and often use jigsaw puzzles up to 100 pcs for a fun project. Yesterday I brought this one and let my resident work it - without helping her. It took her about two hours and during that time, there were many delightful "firsts." We have worked many puzzles together, but never, before this, have I heard her say "This is fun." Repeatedly. Her eyes darted around, and I could see that she was visually positioning pieces to see if they might fit. Wow. She loved the beautiful picture. She asked where I got this (what's the internet? :)) and could I get more. Besides "FUN", I heard a lot of "Ohhh, PRETTY". Music to my ears.
If you have a person with dementia that you spend time with, I can't recommend this activity highly enough. You will get to see your loved one excited and engaged with a task. My friend was so happy to have something enjoyable to do, which makes me happy, too.
Now, when you first see how big the pieces are, you might think it's silly and the person will be insulted. What really happens is, they see something that actually makes sense and is manageable. I also got the train puzzle, and I plan to order more. My only complaint is that there aren't more to choose from. More old-fashioned pictures, please!! And THANK YOU!!!