Classic Car 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.
Especially popular with the men in our program. Bright clear picture. Puzzle is smaller than I expected--I should have read the dimensions more carefully. Although the info says large pieces, they are smaller than many memory care puzzles.
Too many small piece puzzles are for children so this is great. I am caregiving an 88 year old man. He has dementia and is learning to put puzzles together. The pieces in this one are better for him to hold and simpler to put together. He was interested in cars as a young man so puzzles with scenes including old cars are of greater interest. He also feels better when he finishes a puzzle. This one is the easiest for him.
These MindStart puzzles are great for my elderly father. Finishes them in one sitting. Building quite a selection for him lately.
SIZES ARE GREAT FOR MY PATIENT
Harder for some residents to do, but challenging and not too confounding.
A loved one has first stages of dementia and these puzzles been helpful.