Fall has fewer puzzle pieces, a simplified image from everyday life, and large pieces which are easy to handle. Each piece measures 2" x 2", and the completed 30 piece puzzle measures 8.25" x 11".
For dementia patients, jigsaw puzzles with many pieces and detailed images are too difficult. MindStart puzzles, designed by an occupational therapist, 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. This design feature, along with having fewer puzzle pieces and images from adult life, allows the person with dementia to have the right level of mental stimulation and dignified success. Also, the large size of the puzzle pieces helps seniors with vision loss to easily see and handle the pieces. A research study showed that patients with dementia were able to set the MindStart puzzles more independently, with less cues needed, when compared to a child’s puzzle of the same size. This gives the person a sense of accomplishment and gives caregivers respite time.
I found the puzzles to be of an excellent quality. My order hit at the beginning of the pandemic, and they tried their best to get them shipped as soon as they could. I am VERY satisfied!
Bought this for my 3 year old grandson and it was perfect for his age!
This is a wonderful puzzle for older people with memory issues, very appropriate themes. I wish there were even more puzzles like this as they’re so difficult to find.
Extra large pieces are great for elderly adults who are not able to see. The smaller puzzles are just right to keep their attention and give them something to do that is not too difficult for them.
These are great for seniors,
I purchased these for my father who is in a nursing home. He loves doing puzzles and it keeps him occupied for hours. The large piece puzzles are ideal for him. I will be purchasing more in the future.
Good for a couple of people to do.
My mom is 92 and has mild dementia. She picked this puzzle out from about 50 others. Thank you!
I purchased this puzzle for a group of seniors who have varying degrees of dementia. It was easy for some, but for the ones who were more adept at puzzles, it was almost too easy.
For my 89 yr old mom they were easy...my 86 yr old ALZ step dad more difficult..and he didnt show as much of an interest as my mom does.
My husband is in the nursing home and he enjoyed putting this one together.