Can A Puzzle A Day Keep Dementia at Bay?

January is National Puzzle Month

Put simply, a puzzle poses a problem to be solved. The problem-solving process is a cognitive exercise –Puzzles do have therapeutic value!

Simple puzzles open the door for reminiscing and discussing fond memories, in addition to having a good sense of accomplishment when the last piece is placed.

Each person will be at a different level of cognitive decline, so you want to choose one that best fits your senior loved ones’ abilities. You want to challenge the person without making the puzzle too difficult to complete. Low piece counts and age-appropriate image puzzles ranging from 12 to 100 pieces may work best. Choose puzzles that have nostalgic designs and vibrant contrasting colors that make them a joy for seniors with cognitive decline.

If someone special to you was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, do not ignore the potential benefits of puzzles. Whether your loved one was a puzzle person before or not, you should encourage them to make puzzles a more significant part of their life.

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia requires a person-centered approach that is specific to the needs of your loved ones. Whether at home or in a memory care facility, professional caregivers can provide your loved one with the ongoing support they need and can act in a partnership capacity with the care facility and the family.

In 1990, Granny NANNIES embarked on a mission to revolutionize senior care by bringing reliable and affordable in-home care to older adults. Since then, our commitment to providing personalized services tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals of all ages has remained unwavering. We firmly believe that everyone deserves access to compassionate care within the comfort of their own homes.

With Granny NANNIES, you can trust that quality and trustworthy in-home care is just a phone call away. Our dedicated team is available round-the-clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ensuring that you and your loved ones receive the support you need, when you need it most.

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