- Puzzle With Me™ is a therapeutic solution for caregivers created by Jane Snyder, a mother and daughter whose family has been deeply impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Jane’s mother suffered with Alzheimer’s for many years. Jane and her father, like so many families worldwide, struggled to find the best ways to care for their loved one.
As her mother’s disease progressed, Jane found it more and more difficult to communicate and connect. After trying several activities Jane came upon the idea of helping her mother complete a mature puzzle. It worked very well! The challenge then came in finding a puzzle with an appropriate image since all puzzles with fewer pieces had juvenile themes. Puzzle With Me™ was born!
Today Puzzle With Me™ provides caregivers a tool to communicate and connect. An added benefit is that it also often has a calming effect upon the person with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We’ve chosen images that will either spark a memory of a previous interest or can be used as conversation starters. The activity of putting the puzzle together affords the opportunity for both verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as, conversation and encouragement.
Puzzle With Me™ is a focused activity that allows the caregiver to spend time engaging with the individual with Alzheimer’s. The puzzles are designed with images appealing and familiar to older adults: landmarks, hobbies, and pleasant scenes that will provide an opportunity for conversation. The puzzle pieces are large, and sturdy – ideal for keeping the activity focused.
Puzzle With Me™ has a two-fold mission. First, the products provide a solution for caregivers to connect and communicate with people who have Alzheimer’s and dementia. Second,Puzzle With Me™ supports the larger cause of world wide Alzheimer’s Associations with education, information sharing and community building.
We thank Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) for the organization’s support of our efforts to help caregivers. To in turn help with their global mission,Puzzle With Me™ shares their good work with our community and donates 10% of sales directly back to them.
Purchasing a Puzzle With Me™ product provides a benefit not only directly to the Alzheimer’s patient and their caregiver, but also contributes to the leading global organization providing research and support to those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.
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