African Wooden Bird Tree Puzzle
This quality wooden puzzle is beautifully handcrafted in Budapest, Hungary by Fauna. This exquisite puzzle depicts in fine detail and vibrant colour, the familiar and most beautiful birds of the African Continent. Notable for its impressive craftsmanship, every piece slides together with incredible precision. When assembled each puzzle will stand alone and is suitable as a display piece, complimenting any room it adorns. Fauna supports animal protection, conservation and educational organizations.
An enjoyable and failure free activity that will promote self esteem and create a sense of achievement. This is a delightful puzzle for young and old to enjoy together making this the perfect intergenerational activity.
Dimensions: 28 x 21 cm
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
The African Wooden Tree puzzle will be most enjoyed by people in the early to moderate stages of dementia. The outcome of the activity may vary depending on the person’s ability, however for people with dementia, it is important to remember that when participating in the activity, the focus should not be about the activity itself, but the quality and enjoyment of the interaction. It is the enjoyment of the activity that will contribute to their overall sense of happiness and well-being.
This activity can be offered as a form of art therapy, whilst also providing sensory stimulation.
Art therapy provides an invaluable contribution to the care of people with dementia, whose language skills have been impaired, by allowing them to express their feelings and increase self-esteem through the language of art. Art therapy may be undertaken through drawings and colourings, through creating collages of magazine images, or through objects of coloured or textured figures and shapes. Engaging in art allows friends and family to connect with their loved one who has dementia, in a non-threatening and failure free way, when the ability to communicate in the traditional manner has been lost.
Our senses connect us with the world around us. Can you imagine what your world would be like without them? A person living with dementia can still obtain enjoyment from pleasant sensations just as they can be disgusted by unpleasant ones. For people with dementia, failing senses can often add to the confusion that he or she may already be feeling, and for this reason, sensory stimulation can play an important role in overall emotional wellbeing, especially in the later stages of the dementia.
If you need help choosing an appropriate activity for someone affected by dementia, click here to view our guidelines.