Winter 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.
Worked through this one with my mom (dementia). She enjoyed it a great deal. We have 2 others as well we will use regularly. Well made, great size pieces and appropriate subjuect matter for adults suffering with dementia or related issues.
Great puzzle for elders with cognitive challenges.
Got this for my 92 year old mother who has low vision and she was able to put it together and really enjoyed doing it.
This an awesome company that sells puzzles for people suffering from dementia. My puzzle came on time . I highly recommend this company
My 94 year old Mom who has low vision and some dementia can now work puzzles again!! And have fun!! Thanks you so much! The bright colors are easier for her to distinguish from muted tones and the puzzle-piece size is perfect! She enjoyed this puzzle and it built her confidence level up to attempt the 24 piece. But she can still enjoy the 12 piece ones too. Bless you!