“Alzheimer’s Disease International is the worldwide federation of more than 70 Alzheimer’s associations. Our vision is an improved quality of life for people with dementia and their families around the world. Putting a puzzle together can be an opportunity to share some pleasant moments. Many people with Alzheimer’s or related dementias like to puzzle, but there has not been a product that fits them. Therefore I welcome this initiative very much and I hope it will find it’s way into many homes and institutions!” Marc Wortmann Executive Director Alzheimer’s Disease International
“A beautiful tool for surprising communication with Alzheimer patients” Ingrid, Caregiver. The Netherlands
“When we work a puzzle together time goes backwards, for in that time there is laughter and a better sense of communication than at other times of the day. It gives us something to talk about, something concrete that we both see and understand. I keep the puzzles out on the side table so that we can work them at anytime.” Karen, Caregiver. United States
“My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years ago, at age 58, which is very young. My mother’s abilities slowly deteriorated, having to give up driving, cooking, and finally simple household tasks. In her current state, she is still able to conduct conversations and still recognizes people. Being her son, she is always very excited when I visit her. Over time, however, it became more difficult to keep our conversations vivid. My mother does not remember things like where I live or work. After about ten minutes, mostly, our conversation became somewhat rusty, since it is hard to keep on talking about the small things, and I noticed a drop in my mother’s ability to concentrate after ten minutes.
It is great to sit together and try to solve the puzzle together. It makes it so much easier to pass time, and by making the puzzle and sitting together, stories pop up. This tool has really helped to transform my visits to my mother in real quality time.” Bernd, Family Member. Belgium
“The puzzle gives you an opportunity to talk about puzzling or the subject of the picture of the puzzle itself. During the conversation or doing the puzzle a completely other subject may arise. While engaging other people in the room would also participate. This gives you more information about the patient, which could help in other circumstances. Connie, Caregiver.” The Netherlands
“The literature shows that doing puzzles keeps the mind’s focus sharp and maintains an active and productive use of our mental faculties. On a personal basis, they provide the opportunity to work on a manageable, creative project with our loved ones – and that’s what I love about this wonderful product!” Cathie, Past Caregiver and Author of The Long Hello. Canada
“I dedicate Puzzle with Me to my darling mother, who lived with Alzheimers. Puzzle With Me™ was the most effective tool for us to communicate and share quality time together. I believe that my mother is like your mother, or father, or friend, from where ever, all over the world. I sincerely hope that caregivers everywhere will have the same wonderful experience as I have had.” Jane Snyder, creator and CEO of Puzzle With Me™