Keeping Busy Match The Shapes Low Vision Edition Dementia and Alzheimer’s Engaging Activities / Puzzles / Games for Older Adults
(as of May 20,2022 19:23:25 UTC – Details)
“I’m Donna Ray and I founded Keeping Busy for one purpose and one purpose only – to help find ways to enable people with dementia to live fuller and more meaningful lives.”
The products that we offer have been designed specifically for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. They are free of unnecessary markings to avoid distraction, they are adult activities and not childish. Each activity comes with comprehensive instructions detailing how to introduce the activity, and how to adjust its use to match the person’s abilities as they change over time. We’re here to help answer your questions and help you get the best results from our products.
We don’t just sell products for people with dementia, we design, create and use them.
Match the Shapes Low Vision Edition
Engaging Activity for Dementia and Alzheimer’s
The colorful shapes on the black tiles naturally draw people’s attention. They are fun to look at and handle, and provide the basis for a variety of fun and challenging matching activities and games. This Low Vision Edition includes both the regular templates as well as larger templates that make it easier for people who have vision problems to identify the shapes and colors. The wider spacing also helps people with limited dexterity who may have trouble placing the pieces on the standard templates.
The 36 tiles come presorted into four bags. Start with one bag of pieces and the corresponding template. Successful? Add another bag and the matching template and carry on with new colors and shapes. Too easy? Move to the next level. Too challenging? Move back a level.
The instructions detail how to find the appropriate level of challenge. Even if the person can’t follow the templates, the pieces are great fun to match, stack and sort. A very popular activity.
Designed for people with dementia…
Helps with dexterity
Can be used individually or as a game
“Low Vision” Edition for people with vision or dexterity challenges
Includes regular sized templates plus larger “low vision” templates
Brightly Colored Tiles
People are drawn to the brightly colored tiles, picking them up, and sorting and stacking them. For some people with dementia, this is enough for an engaging activity. For those with more abilities, it makes it easy to introduce the more advanced concepts.
Get Familiar with Shapes and Colors
The introductory templates are used to familiarize the person with the shapes and colors. One side of each template shows color swatches, the other side shows the different shapes.
Start with One Template…
Once the person can distinguish between the shapes and colors, use the pieces and template from the first bag to start the puzzle.
Add the pieces and template from the second bag and continue the puzzle. Point out how the colors continue in the same line up and down and the shapes are the same across.
And Finish the Last Two…
Add the third and then the fourth template in the same way to complete the puzzle.
For added complexity, any of the templates can be replaced by the black template.
Match the Existing Pattern…
This is more difficult because the person has to match the colors and patterns from the other templates with no hints.
When Done, Put the Pieces Back in Their Bags….
When done, ask the person to sort the templates and pieces back into their bags by matching the picture on the bag label with the pieces and templates. You will be amazed by the look of satisfaction from helping out by putting the puzzle away on their own!
Two Sets of Templates
This “Low Vision” edition includes the regular sized templates as well as the larger, low vision templates. The larger size and wider spacing make these templates ideal for people with vision or dexterity challenges.
Other Low Vision Products
We also offer Low Vision Word Search puzzles with larger print and wider spacing than our regular Word Search puzzles. For Level 2 (Medium) search Amazon for “B01FPHTYA4”. For Level 3 (Difficult) search Amazon for “B01LX80KIC”
Keeping Busy – Activities, Games and Puzzles Created for People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s
We are a small company dedicated to providing products that can make a difference to people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. All of our products are designed specifically for people with dementia and:
use familiar materialsoffer cueing and other assistive techniques to enable successare “error-free” with no right or wrong answer, no winners or losers
Studies show that by engaging people with dementia and Alzheimer’s in meaningful activity, boredom is reduced, and quality of life improves. Our products are designed to help you do just that. They are in use in thousands of homes and care facilities across North America and beyond. We stand behind everything that we sell and are always here to answer your questions and offer any assistance necessary. In fact, there is nothing we like better than to talk to people about dementia care.
Our products are proudly assembled and packaged by the people of The Ark, a community organization dedicated to providing services for persons with special challenges.
DESIGNED FOR SENIORS WITH DEMENTIA – not childish, age appropriate puzzles, games and toys for elderly with dementia. No mention of “dementia” or “Alzheimer’s” on the product or packaging
BRIGHTLY COLORED TILES – 36 brightly colored tiles draw the person’s attention and offer tactile stimulation
TEMPLATES FOR GUIDANCE – large sized colored templates with wide spacing provide guidance and help the person with dementia to be successful
FULLY TESTED – tested with seniors at various stages of dementia to ensure that it is well-suited, and enjoyed
ADAPTABLE FOR DIFFERENT ABILITIES – full instructions detail how to present the activity to ensure that the person with dementia feels a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment