Les Ives Helter Skelter Jigsaw
Planning an activity that is fun and purposeful is often more difficult than it seems. A person who lives with dementia, participating in activities that help to stimulate cognitive functions and promote health and wellbeing is essential.
By incorporating jigsaws into your activity program improved communication and social interaction can be achieved. This, in turn, reduces stress levels and provides mental stimulation to help someone with dementia feel calm and content.
What are the benefits of a jigsaw?
Jigsaw puzzles help to exercise both parts of the brain and provide several benefits such as:
- Improved interaction: A jigsaw puzzle offers the opportunity to start a conversation
- Purposeful activity: Completing a jigsaw can provide a sense of accomplishment and purpose
- Exercise for the brain: Doing jigsaws can help strengthen the brain and improve visual recognition
How to choose the right jigsaw?
There are a lot of several types of jigsaws, and it is essential that you take into consideration the person you are buying the jigsaw for.
- How challenging is the jigsaw? The jigsaw needs to be challenging but possible to do.
- Consider at what stage of dementia the person is at. This will determine the size and type of jigsaw that would be best.
- What interests the person has. Pick a jigsaw that would help evoke memories. Prompting reminiscence stimulates communication and helps trigger the existing memories of someone with dementia. Reminiscing can also assist in the creation of new memories.
Dementia jigsaws from Find
Find’s sixteen piece, Les Ives Helter Skelter Jigsaw uses era-specific images to provide just the right amount of mental stimulation without being over challenging.
The Jigsaw comes with a printed picture on the base to make it easier to complete
- Stimulate beneficial brain activity
- Les Ives Helter Skelter Jigsaw helps maintain efficiency and capacity
- Encourage interaction
- Reminiscence prompt
- 3mm die-cut PVC
- Large pieces
- Image printed on the base as a guide
- A frame makes the jigsaw easier to assemble
- Les Ives Helter Skelter Jigsaw is packed in a resealable sleeve that will protect and retain the pieces
- Size: 16.5” x 11.75”
- Weight: 500g
VAT Relief Eligible – No