These cards offer lacing and more! Perfect for people who previously enjoyed handiwork or now like hands on activities. The durable and washable cards also have pictures that resonate with people with memory loss and that can be used as story or reminiscence starters. Includes four 12.5 cm X 17.5cm Look and Lace cards, laces, and user guide which give tips for alternate uses, including reminiscing.
MindStart products are designed by an occupational therapist, based on research concepts and testing with dementia patients, to help meet these needs. Features include activities that are:
Simpler – Patients with dementia need things that have less steps, less detail, and less ‘figuring out’. These are all incorporated into the design of MindStart products.
Adult-oriented – Children’s games, puzzles, and books are not appropriate activities for adults with dementia. Instead, MindStart uses images and themes ofeveryday adult life to help stimulate memories and provide opportunities for reminiscing.
Just Right Challenge – The best dementia, or Alzheimer, products are items that help provide mental stimulation for patients without being too challenging. The MindStart product line offers a continuum of products, some with different levels of play within one product, to help people to be engaged at all stages of dementia.
Help for Caregivers – Activities for dementia patients at home can keep the person engaged, helping to reduce unwanted behaviors. MindStart dementia products have been shown to be activities that require less caregiver oversight, helping to ease the demands on caregivers.